A HOST of golfing greats and celebrities descended on Wentworth Club at the star-studded Pro-Am day on the eve of the BMW PGA Championship, to help support and raise funds for the tournament’s charity partner, leading dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society.

The worlds of cricket and football merged on the course, with cricketers including Ben Stokes in action alongside sporting legends like Ian Wright, Jimmy Bullard, Nemanja Vidić and Harry and Jamie Redknapp.

Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Robbie Savage, whose late father had dementia, also brought out his golf clubs and joined Jack Butland and his former Manchester United colleagues Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

Keen golfers such as Niall Horan, Love Island star Chris Hughes, Radio DJ Chris Evans, Ronan Keating and actor James Nesbitt joined world No. 2 Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Poulter to back the charity and celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September).

Earlier this year, Evans ran the Virgin Money London Marathon for Dementia Revolution, a partnership between Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

He is continuing to support the campaign to help fund vital dementia research by training and raising money for the Amsterdam Marathon (October 20).

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at Alzheimer’s Society said: “We are delighted to be uniting with England Golf and the PGA Championship and raising awareness of what’s possible when the right support and adjustments are put in place, so people with dementia can remain active.

"Until we find a cure, it’s vital that we do everything we can to make sure everyone with dementia can continue to lead full and meaningful lives. We’re proud to announce that we have now reached three million Dementia Friends, and the PGA Championship joins them and hundreds of communities and other organisations in making this a reality.”