A local estate & letting agent are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a project which provides short breaks for families facing difficult circumstances.

MRC Estate & Letting Agents have organised a golf day for the second consecutive year, this time choosing to support Smile by the Sea which is coordinated by the Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Smile Foundation.

The event will be held at Cottingham Parks Golf and Leisure Club in Cottingham on September 30, with more than 20 teams taking to the course with the aim of raising £4,000.

Sam Radford, sales and marketing manager at MRC in Chanterlands Avenue, west Hull, said: “The Smile Foundation does a brilliant job to help other charities and groups.

“Last year, we raised £3,000 for another charity they supported called Downright Special, which supports children with Down syndrome and their families.

“This year, we’re hoping to hit £4,000 for Smile by the Sea. Last year was brilliant and we’re looking forward to another great day this year.”

Smile by the Sea provides short UK breaks for people from Hull and the East Riding who are supported by a local registered charity, offering respite to families facing very difficult circumstances.

The project aims to support people with long-term or life-limiting illness, families in crisis, disabled children and young people, families living in deprivation, older people and unpaid carers.

In 2015, 380 people directly benefited from Smile by the Sea, enjoying breaks at locations ranging from Lego Land to Blackpool.

Smile Foundation manager Andy Barber said: “MRC are fantastic supporters of the Smile Foundation and we’re delighted they are planning this fantastic golf day to help one of our projects, Smile by the Sea.

“Families really do benefit from these short UK breaks and money raised through the MRC golf day will go a long way to helping towards that.

“I’d like to thank all of the teams who have already registered and I know everyone will have a great day at Cottingham Parks Golf and Leisure Club.”

To date, golf days and events have raised £80,000 for the Smile Foundation and it is hoped this will increase to £100,000 by the end of 2016.

Andy said: “Golf days are a major part of our fundraising calendar and this is an incredible amount raised.

“We rely heavily on corporate support to continue our work and it’s always brilliant to see so many teams supporting these events.”

As well as MRC’s event, a further five golf days are planned for the charity this year.

Barclays and Rightmove are among the companies who have entered teams into the MRC golf event, also making additional donations towards the fundraising total.

Entry costs £300 + VAT per team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a polo shirt, lunch, course refreshments and a two-course evening meal.

Hole and banner sponsors, as well as prizes, are also needed, with competitions including longest drive and nearest the pin planned on the day and offering the opportunity to win a car for a hole in 1.

To book a team, or find out about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail or call 01482 348080.

For more information on Smile by the Sea please contact Smile by emailing or call 01482 590270.