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I'm sure many people (like me) have family or friends who have been affected by cancer. Macmillan and the other cancer charities provide fantastic support to many people and need donations to continue this valuable work.

I love playing golf and I am very thankful that this is something that I am fit and able to do. So this year I was motivated by the Macmillan slogan 'Play golf - change lives' and I'm undertaking the Longest Day Golf challenge on 5th July. So what's special about this challenge ? Well it means playing 4 rounds of golf, walking about 20 miles and playing over 300 golf shots, while carrying, pulling or pushing my golf clubs (which weigh about the same as your holiday suitcase) all in one day. Thankfully I managed to persuade 2 of my best mates to do it with me.

To read more about the Longest Day Challenge click the link below http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Fundraising/Golfevents/LongestDayGolf/LongestDayGolfChallenge.aspx

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I'll do the challenge, but it's your money that will change lives !

Updates 7

We did it ! Beautiful day, no rain and some pretty good golf. A few aches and pains, but all for a very good cause. Our 4:40 start was worth it as we had time for a shower and lunch at half time. Great team, great friends and a fantastic cause !

06/07/12 12:07

Heavy rain today and the same forecast for tomorrow. With only a few days left, we are hoping for a break in the monsoon !

02/07/12 06:01

We have made £875 as a team and with the help of gift aid, we will have donated £1000 so far. That's great motivation to get us through the challenge :-)

27/06/12 04:18

The team played 36 holes together yesterday and it went very well. A few blisters and aches and pains and we now know how tough 72 holes will be !

27/06/12 04:06

Under 2 weeks to go, so we are in the final throws of preparation. Planning to play 36 holes in one day as a team this week to get us used to the format.

24/06/12 03:29

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis affects everything and we’re here to help people feel more in control. How do we do this? By providing a range of medical, emotional, financial and practical support and pushing for better cancer care. Because no one should face cancer alone.

Raising money for

Run by Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Donations 23

I am guessing you were enjoying yourselves but well done. I would rather sit it out at the 19th

Donation by Michael Woolcock on 20/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Charles Campling on 22/07/12

£22.00

+ £5.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Martin - a tough challenge!

Donation by Roger Robinson on 19/06/12

Good luck Mart. Sure you won't be needing that trolley? :) John, Catherine, Megan, Millie and Austin

Donation by John Carter on 18/06/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done for doing this Martin. Hope your golf day goes well.

Donation by Fiona Loughran on 17/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Martin - hope the weather improves!! Andy C

Donation by Anonymous on 13/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck, I think you will need it! Good practice for 10th September

Donation by Derek Judd on 12/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

It is a great charity Martin. Hope the weather is kind to you and you enjoy the day.

Donation by Keith Clark on 10/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done guys. Makes me exhausted just thinking about it. Best wishes

Donation by Geoff Wilson on 09/06/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Best of Luck Martin. Avoid the rough at Petersfield or take lots of balls.. Sorry I can't be thee to support you.

Donation by Jan & John Huckstepp on 08/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A very worthy cause Martin. Good Luck

Donation by david rowen on 07/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Martin, Best of luck to you and the guys it is a long way round! Well done for trying to raise some money for a very worthwhile cause.

Donation by Bob Gale on 07/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hope the great British summer weather improves for the day or you'll be dragging round even more weight. A great cause - good luck.

Donation by Pamela Robertson on 07/06/12

Excellent thing to do! Enjoy.

Donation by Barry Jarvis on 06/06/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Just remember to keep cleaning your balls on the way round ... It'll keep your mind off the golf. Have a great time and raise loadsa money.

Donation by Bernie Dick on 04/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and stay fit

Donation by Syd and Betty on 04/06/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Good Luck !

Donation by Skiff & Chris on 01/06/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Hope you enjoy it!

Donation by Emma & gang on 31/05/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

You must be mad !! Good luck on the day.

Donation by Den and Maureen on 29/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Martin , Good luck I expect to see 35+ Stableford scores on all four rounds...... Dugie

Donation by Dugald McNelis on 23/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Have fun swinging. Hope your don't get to sore!

Donation by The Bookhams on 16/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and I hope you can enjoy the day !

Donation by Anonymous on 10/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£322.00
  • Offline donations£140.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£462.00
  • Gift Aid£80.50

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