South Yorkshire man and friends tee up for cancer charity

A man from South Yorkshire and his friends will take a swing at cancer this weekend as they take part in a charity golf challenge to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 4:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th September 2020, 10:22 pm

On September 5 and 6, Liam Fitzgerald from Rotherham, and seven others, will be taking part in a 72 hole golf challenge to raise funds for Cancer Research, which is a charity that is close to a lot of the people taking part.

The group will be completing the challenge over two days and will visit four different courses located in Sheffield, Worksop and Rotherham.

Liam said: “Cancer has affected us all really, in some way, shape or form within the last five years.

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Liam Fitzgerald and seven others will tee off this weekend in suppport of Cancer Research.

“We thought that because there are various types of cancer, we didn’t want to do it for one particular cancer and not another, so we thought doing it for cancer research is probably a better way to do it.”

Initially, they had aimed to raise £200 each, which would take their total amount to £1,600 but the group have surpassed that raising £3,100 with one day to go before the big weekend.

In addition to this, the courses that they are playing on have agreed to waive their green fees, in return for a charitable donation of £50 per golfer, raising an additional £400 for Cancer Research.

Liam said: “I’m really happy that people have donated and have kind of dug deep to give as much money as they can, especially at this difficult time.

Liam (Left) said that he 'really appreciates' the donations that him and his team received so far.

“For people to donate as much as they have, I really appreciate it.”

The Great Golf Challenge, challenges people to take on 72 holes over a weekend this September and raise money for life-saving research.

The main aim of the challenge is to complete the holes in a way that is personally testing and could be completed in one day or across a weekend.

The supporting Golf Clubs are Birley Wood Golf Course, Grange Park Golf Course, Kilton Forest Golf Course and Bondhay Golf Course.

Liam will be taking part in the challenge with, Adam Marsden, Andrew Naylor, David Longstaffe, James Scott, Jamie Annerson, Joshua Annerson and Tom Crosby.