KEN Dodd switched on two new lighthouses and helped give Wirral Autistic Society's Lifetime Appeal a major boost.
Crowds turned out to meet the comic at New Brighton's Championship Adventure Golf course at the end of a golf challenge day at the miniature 18 hole course, which opened earlier this year.
He switched on the lighthouses and floodlights at the invitation of the course's owner, Nick Ashfield.
Wirral Autistic Society's Lifetime Appeal, to raise funds for purpose built accommodation for their clients, has been adopted by the course.
Teams of four paid £25 to take part in the challenge, with all fees being donated directly to the appeal.
The competition was won by a team from Morrison’s supermarket, with the Queen's Royal Hotel team taking the runner up prize.
They were each presented by Doddy with a special Diddy Man trophy, created by sculptor Rick Myers, who is also the society's fundraiser. The awards took place at the Queen's Royal after the switch-on.
Robin Bush, the society's newly-appointed Chief Executive, said: “It has been a great day and we are very grateful to Nick Ashfield and, of course Ken Dodd, for supporting the society once more.”
Nick Ashfield said: “This is the second time we have held a challenge day for the society and it seems to have been a great success.
“We will be staying open throughout the winter and now that we have the floodlights people will be able to play into the evening.”