A TEAM of golfers ‘The Foresters’ from the Marriott Forest of Arden Golf Club raised around £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support when they put their stamina to the test by taking part in the 2011 Longest Day Challenge on June 23.
In their bid to complete the sponsored golf marathon, team members, Terry Croxall, Bud Doyle, Alan James and Helen Orton, took to the greens at Marriott Forest of Arden and played a mammoth four rounds of golf in just one day. The challenge started at 6am in the morning and the 72nd hole was completed just before 7pm in the evening.
Team member Terry Croxall (who has organised and completed the challenge nine times!) said: “Playing 72 holes in just one day was a real challenge and by the end of it we were all feeling rather tired!
“We’ve had a great day though and would like to thank Macmillan and Marriott Forest of Arden for their support in organising the event.
“Knowing that every hole we played helped raise more money for such a worthwhile cause really spurred us on”.
Macmillan Cancer Support hopes the popular golfing challenge will raise more than £325,000 to help them continue providing services which help make a real difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families.
There is still an opportunity to support the ‘Foresters’ fundraising at http://original.justgiving.com/alanjames28