The longest day of golf for Cancer Research

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by Felix Parker,

First Published: 3 Oct, 2019

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Three months ago, four work friends tackled Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Longest Day Golf Challenge’ at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire. The challenge is no mean feat, 72 holes, 4 rounds, and 26 miles of walking. For a group who describe themselves as ‘not of the lean physique’ this was a big undertaking.

The team were led by Stuart Cole, a long-term sufferer of cancer of the colon and lungs (presumably the inspiration for the ironic team name ‘Semi-Colon’). In Golfing World’s video coverage of the day, Stuart praises the amazing care system Macmillan have been for him and hopes that the money they raise will help others like him to receive the same treatment. Joined by Jamie Robertson, Stan Matthews, and James McKillop, the team teed off at 4:45am only stopping for a lunch break and then continuing on until the end of the day.

Fairfax & Favor were proud to be the lead sponsors of the Challenge. Kitting out the team with F&F logoed golf shirts and banners and offering a 10% discount code for customers to use which directed 10% of sales to Macmillan Cancer Support. These proceeds contributed towards the whopping total of £25,000 the team raised, which, in turn, contributed to the £1,263,818 Macmillan have raised this year. Definitely worth some tired legs and sore feet, well done boys!

The team wrote to us after they recovered to say a massive thank you:

“We had a great day raising money for such an important cause. Your sponsorship was a hugely important component in generating the amazing amount of money we did so thank you!”

If you want to see how the boys got on, here is Golfing World’s video coverage of the day:

You can read more about Stuart’s story here:

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