A SPECTACULAR hole-in-one from Oxfordshire's Eddie Pepperell at yesterday's British Masters will see £10,000 go to Helen & Douglas House.

The Abingdon golfer, who is set to receive £20,000 for his display at the 9th hole at Walton Heath which saw the ball spin into the hole after appearing to hit the flag, announced via Twitter he will be splitting the cash between Cancer Research and the East Oxford hospice.

He wrote: "Delighted to be able to say that £10K is going to the European Tour’s charity which is Cancer Research. And the other £10K I’m going to donate to @HelenAndDouglas."

 Hazel Bedford, director of fundraising and marketing at Helen & Douglas House said the East Oxford hospice was 'overwhelmed' to hear he would be making the 'substantial' donation.

She said: "We wish to congratulate him on his ‘hole in one’ achievement and extend our gratitude and thanks for his generous support for terminally ill children across the Thames Valley. 

"This is not the first time Eddie has supported Helen & Douglas House and we are indebted to him, as are the families we care for. 

Ms Bedford added: "It costs around £3 million every year to run the hospice so Eddie’s donation of £10,000 will fund at least one day of care for local terminally ill children and their families. 

"On behalf of the children we care for, their families, our teams and all our volunteers, we thank Eddie very much and wish him continued success on the golf course."

The 27-year-old is no stranger to fundraising for the children's charity and earlier this year gave the hospice a more than £9,000 boost by wearing a cap bearing the Helen & Douglas logo during the PGA Championship.

Millions saw the charity’s heart symbol during Pepperell’s appearances at Wentworth and the recent Italian Open - both of which were broadcast live on Sky Sport.

He visited the East Oxford hospice in May and said he was ‘amazed’ by the work being done.

After his impressive shot, the golfer followed up with a birdie at the next hole then an eagle and finished the day at joint top of the leaderboard.

The competition continues today.