Macmillan longest day hopes to raise £500,000


Have you got what it takes to play 72 holes, hit 300 shots - give or take - and walk 20 miles all in one day?

If so, the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge - arguably the most exhilarating golf event staged in the UK - is for you and your best golfing buddies.

In 2011, 335 teams took part in the challenge and nearly £400,000 was raised to help people living with cancer in the UK.

Getting involved is easy. All you need to do is organise a team of three or four players, register, decide on a date to play and start raising loads of money for Macmillan.

Said a Macmillan spokesperson: "So far, over 390 teams have signed up to the challenge and we are expecting 2012 to be our biggest year yet.

"With the help of your superpowers, this year we are hoping to make it a record year and hit a whopping £500,000. This could pay for 10 Macmillan nurses for a year, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

The fantastic Boavista Golf Resort in Portugal will be hosting the challenge finals weekend for the fourth year running. This will take place on the weekend of 5th - 7th October, where finalists will enjoy 2 nights’ accommodation, all meals and 2 rounds of golf on the 18-hole championship course. Return flights from the UK are also included.

Added the spokesperson: “We very much hope the good weather keeps up for your challenge, but to order golf umbrellas and rain jackets, please contact our Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200.”

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