Cancer sufferer’s family organise charity golf competition

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RELATIVES of a terminally ill cancer patient have organised a charity golf day to fight the disease that will rob them of their loved one.

The Cussons family hope to raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with a day of fun golf competitions and entertainment at Addlethorpe Golf Course.

Debra Cussons decided upon the idea after learning that her brother Terry Galloway had been diagnosed with terminal throat cancer and quickly rallied her family to help organise the fund raiser.

Her son Chris said: “My mum found out her brother has got just months to live and so she wanted to do something to raise money to help fight cancer and also raise awareness about the disease.

“We are looking for teams of no more than four to play in a charity golf day, which will be fun for all the family with barbecues, bouncy castles and competitions to be won.

“Our target is to raise more than £1,000, so hopefully we will see as many people as possible there.”

The golfing teams will tee-off from 1pm on Sunday, August 5, to play a round of nine holes, with the winning team scoring the best overall average.

There will also be trophies, medals and prizes for the closest to the pin and the longest drive.

Entry costs £10 per player, with no more than four players per team and all money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Debra has already raised more than £400 for the charity with a recent sponsored walk.

Businesses have also been invited to sponsor a hole and further money is hoped to be raised through a raffle.

If you would like to enter a team or sponsor a hole contact Stephen Cussons on 07949 348458.