An Ammanford family have raised £6,412 in memory of their late father at an annual golf day aimed at raising awareness and vital funds for research into prostate cancer.

Doug Davies died of the disease on February 14, 2011, aged 68.

Doug showed few symptoms of and while his cancer was discovered too late to save him, his life was prolonged through treatment.

Since his death, Doug’s family have been made all too aware of the importance of raising awareness of prostate cancer and the need for money to help buy essential equipment to help fight the disease.

Doug’s wife Sandra, daughter Denise and sons Stephen, Neil and Peter held a golf tournament in May 2011at Glynhir Golf Club in his memory.

Following the success of the first tournament, which raised £2,542, Sandra and her family decided to make the tournament and annual event and have raised a further £6,412.

The money has been contributed to a fund to purchase a much-needed ultrasound prostate cancer machine.

Sohail Moosa, urologist with the Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Davies family and all those that are supporting our appeal to purchase a valuable piece of equipment to help fight prostate cancer.”

Llanelli and District League of Hospital Friends are also actively fundraising for Mr Moosa’s appeal and the West Wales Prostate Cancer Support Group has also supported the appeal.

The Davies family would like to thank everybody who has taken part in the golf tournaments as well as Glynhir Golf Club and various sponsors for their support and enthusiasm for the event.