Four North-East golfers have completed a four-round challenge on the north Northumberland coast as they aim to raise £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
On Sunday, team captain Andy Bryant, from Dunston, along with Carl Renton, Steve Pratt and Graham Anderson, from South Tyneside, completed four rounds of golf at four different coastal links courses, resulting in a total distance covered 25 to 30 miles.
The four, aged between 28 and 52, teed off at Goswick at 5.45am then Bamburgh Castle at 9.15am, Seahouses at 1.20pm and Alnmouth (Foxton) at 6pm.
Each of the courses waived the green fees to aid the group’s fund-raising efforts and the Waren House Hotel, near Bamburgh, offered accommodation on the Saturday night ahead of the early start at Goswick.
Surprisingly, the best score was shot in the last round, which was put down to motivation being high after three good scores in the previous rounds and the fact the finishing line was in sight.
Andy said: “I would just like to thank everyone who has embraced and supported our challenge and to those who have donated.
“We all very much appreciate it and would urge people to make a small donation to the cause.”
You can make donations until the start of September via http://tinyurl.com/o4nplww
Anyone who donates £5 or more will be entered into a prize draw to win golf vouchers to play at a North-East golf course, such as Newcastle United, Bedlingtonshire, Ponteland and Crook, which have generously donated prizes. The draw will be made on Monday, August 17.
Erin Fairley, a fund-raising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “The money raised will help fund our increasing range of services, including our Macmillan nurses, doctors and other health and social care professionals, new cancer care centres, a range of cancer information services, practical help at home and help with money.
“Macmillan Cancer Support provides the expert care and emotional support that makes a real difference to people living with cancer and their families.
“We offer a range of innovative cancer services and are at the heart of improving cancer care throughout the UK. We are a source of support and a force for change for people affected by cancer.
“As more people are living longer with cancer, and more are being diagnosed, our services are in greater demand than ever.
“With the continuing help and generosity of the lads and everyone who has supported their challenge, Macmillan can be there to make sure that no one has to face cancer alone.
“Any support you are able to give is much appreciated and will help to make a real difference”.