Community groups across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire are set to benefit from an extra £2,600 after professional firms in the region pitched in for charity.

Loveitts, a residential and commercial property company in the region, held a golf day at the Warwickshire Golf and Country Club in aid of the Heart of England Community Foundation.

The foundation raises money in a range of ways before distributing it to groups throughout the region in order to help them have a positive impact on their local communities.

Fourteen teams representing the financial, property and legal sector took part with Lloyds Bank taking the overall crown. Penmans Solicitors was runners-up while Loveitts finished in a creditable third.

On the individual front, Zoe Walsh of Baldwins Accountants picked up the best ladies score while Patrick Murtagh of Cranfield was the top man.

Paul Belfield, of Handelsbanken and also the chair of the trustees of the Heart of England Community Foundation, picked up nearest the pin and John Rimmer capped a good day for Baldwins with the straightest drive.

Paul Barnes and Chris Edsall both Associate directors of Loveitts, and who had organised the event were delighted with the amount raised for the Heart of England Community Foundation.

Paul Barnes said: “It was a fantastic day. The sun was out, the golf was good and we raised a really good amount for a brilliant charity.

“The Heart of England Community Foundation helps communities right across the area and their support has a genuinely positive impact on the local area.”

Tina Costello, director of the Heart of England Community Foundation, said: “There was a really good level of competition and, even though it’s for a good cause, you know every team still wants to do well and win!

“We are really pleased with the amount raised and we look forward to distributing it to some great causes.”