GOLFING friends are preparing to take part in Macmillan’s Longest Day Golf Challenge to raise vital funds for people living with cancer.
Tony, Jack, Toby and Andrew, also known as the ‘Four Mighty Oaks’ and Ed, John and Peter, known as ‘The MighTee Oaks’, are set to take on the annual golfing challenge at Stratford Oaks Golf Club in Snitterfield on July 1.
The challenge involves four rounds of golf and a total 72 holes, meaning fund-raisers are advised to choose a day around summertime with plenty of sunlight.
Tony told the Observer: “I took part in Longest Day Golf Challenge with a friend last year after we heard about it through Macmillan. It sounded like a fun challenge and we raised around £600.
“I really enjoyed it and wanted to do it again – people say it’s a tough challenge, and we were out on the course from around 6am to 6pm, but it was a lot of fun and for a great cause.
Macmillan fund-raising manager John Harrison aid: “Macmillan relies almost entirely on donations, and without the kindness and dedication of our supporters like Tony and his teammates, we would not be able to continue the work that we do. The money raised through fundraising events goes a long way in providing the vital services that Macmillan funds.