Charity golf day backed by author

Peter James at the 2015 event
Peter James at the 2015 event
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Bestselling author Peter James is once again backing the annual Peter James Golf Classic set to take place at Haywards Heath Golf Club on Friday September 2.

The author of the Roy Grace murder mystery novels is calling on golfers and crime fiction fans alike to take to the course in aid of Horsham-based children’s charity Action Medical Research to help save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children.

This will be the seventh Peter James Golf Classic at the picturesque club in High Beech Lane ­­­and the popular event has raised more than £74,000 for Action Medical Research since it began.

“I’m delighted to support Action Medical Research and to be able to help them a little with the incredible work they do,” he says.

“I’ve been aware of the charity for many years, including their pioneering work contributing to the development of the first polio vaccine – there isn’t anyone I know who hasn’t been touched in some way by their work.

“I have a big interest in medicine, often writing about medical themes, so it’s wonderful to help make a difference on behalf of Action Medical Research, especially when medical research is so poorly funded, especially for children.”

The competition is limited to 32 four-ball teams and there are a few spaces remaining for teams keen to tee off with the king of crime writing.

Entry is £250 per team and the winning team will receive a prize worth up to £400, with prizes for the next five places totalling £600.

Peter, whose latest Roy Grace novel is Love You Dead, the 12th book in the series, will be in attendance after the event to hand out prizes and sign copies of his books, which have sold 18 million copies worldwide.

For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world.

For more information on the Peter James Golf Classic, please visit www.action.org.uk/haywards-heath-golf-day