June 29, 2020

An Incredible Feat & Incredibly Aching Feet To Raise Funds For MacMillan Cancer Support

Over the past few months St Audry’s Golf Club has been most fortunate to welcome a number of new Members. A couple of these are Stuart Bailey & Tom Norton who on Saturday 27th June pushed themselves to the limit all in the great cause of raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

They were part of MacMillan’s “Longest Day Golf Challenge” which for them meant that they’d be playing in just one day 54 holes at St Audry’s & having a change of scenery by slipping in 18 holes over at Ufford Park! 72 holes in just one day & all this without the aid of buggies. Looks like St Audry’s have come up with a pair of genuine heroes.  Please see below for a report from the guys themselves:

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“Because of the Corona virus lockdown & the grim figures for charity donations at an all-time low with people unable to get the cancer support they need, we felt that we needed to do something now. Whilst the country is in lockdown, cancer doesn’t stop and without Macmillan Support many sufferers wouldn’t get the help and support they need and deserve.

The challenge itself was very hard, as even before we finished the first 9 holes we had a golf trolley collapse, the heavens opened and we spent most of the day in strong sideways rain. However getting an email while playing saying we’d had new donations certainly kept us motivated in the wind and rain. After 49,651 steps, 27.79KM and 14 hours of constant playing we feel proud that we achieved it and managed to raise almost £500 in a month of fundraising and hopefully we can still get a few more donations”.

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So, dear & generous Members of St Audry’s GC, now that the lads have completed their gruelling challenge, that’s their challenge to us. Adding a donation couldn’t be easier. Just click on the link below & follow the instructions. No pressure but Captain Tom raised over £32 million!! 😉

https://longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/roughplayers

Stuart Bailey (left) & Tom Norton