A local golf club is set to welcome hundreds of golf enthusiasts to its 10th annual charity day to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Now.
As part of the charity golf event – which takes place at Duke’s Golf Club in St Andrews on 14 August 2016 – visitors can take part in a Texas Scramble, allowing all levels of players to grab their clubs and putters and take to the course.
As well as charity auctions, hole in one prizes and putting competitions, golf enthusiasts will also be in with a chance of winning a day to play alongside professional golfers at the Duke’s Golf Club. This includes an exclusive lunch, to top off a day on the award-winning course.
Andrew Johnston, former Captain from The Duke's Golf Club said:
"All of us at the club have been touched by breast cancer in some way, like the thousands of men and women across Scotland. Friends of my own have had breast cancer, and they have thankfully now recovered. That’s why I realise the importance of supporting and investing in the best research to make sure that more people survive breast cancer.
"This year, for our 10th anniversary event at The Dukes, we're hoping to raise as much money as possible for Breast Cancer Now. We're also very keen for local businesses to get involved - whether that's by lending a helping a hand on the day, entering a team of four for the event, sponsoring one of the golf holes and putting competition, or donating a raffle prize.
“Every little bit of support will help fund vital breast cancer research in Scotland If you can help in any way, please contact Craig at The Duke’s Golf Club St Andrews.”
Niamh Crawford, Community Engagement Officer at Breast Cancer Now said:
“We’re very grateful that Duke’s Golf Club has continued to support breast cancer research over the past ten years. Not only does the event raise thousands of pounds for our vital research in Scotland but it also spreads awareness of this devastating disease.
"Right now, more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer than ever before. The shocking reality is that around 1,000 people die from the disease and over 4,600 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Scotland.
“We believe that, by 2050, breast cancer will have taken its last life – but only if we all act now. Thanks to events like this at Duke’s Golf Club, we’re powering research that’s finding new ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer so that no one has to lose the men and women they love to this disease.”
Support the event
Last year, the Breast Cancer Now Golf Day raised £6,300 for world-class breast cancer research.
Please return forms to Craig Waddell, The Duke's Golf Club, St Andrews, KY16 8NS or email your form to firstname.lastname@example.org.