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Four! Golfers tee off 72 times for charity

One day marathon to help Macmillan Cancer Care
by MARY MAGEE

 

Emma Rea (Fund-raising Manager Macmillan Cancer Care), Michael McGuire, Gareth Colhoun, Martin Cleland, Michael Malone, Mrs Margaret Allen (Lady Captain Belvoir Park Golf Club), Mr Keith Harper (Captain Belvoir Park Golf Club), and Mr Stewart Johnston (President Belvoir Park Golf Club)

Emma Rea (Fund-raising Manager Macmillan Cancer Care), Michael McGuire, Gareth Colhoun, Martin Cleland, Michael Malone, Mrs Margaret Allen (Lady Captain Belvoir Park Golf Club), Mr Keith Harper (Captain Belvoir Park Golf Club), and Mr Stewart Johnston (President Belvoir Park Golf Club)

TOP golfer Nick Dougherty is backing local golfers Michael McGuire, Michael Malone, Martin Cleland and Gareth Colhoun as they prepare to swing into action for charity next week and take part in Macmillan's Longest Day Golf Challenge to help people living with cancer

The team will tee-off on 14th July at Belvoir Park Golf Club, where they hope to raise more than 2000 in sponsorship for the cancer care charity by playing four rounds of golf in just one day.

Michael, who works in Lisburn, described it a 'golfing torture'.

The four chose the charity as many of them have been touched by cancer. Michael Malone's grandfather and Gareth Colhoun's grandmother were cared for by the Macmillan Cancer Care Nurses.

Michael McGuire's aunt Gladys Morgan, from Lisburn, died from cancer recently and just a week ago Martin Cleland had a cyst removed from his throat.

Michael McGuire, a building control surveyor, said: "Cancel has touched all our lives over the last number of years and we all love playing golf so it seemed like the best way to raise a few pounds for a charity so essential for those diagnosed with cancer.

"We have had tremendous support from all our friends and family and I would like to give a special thanks to the Captain and Council of Belvoir for all their help and support."

Anyone interested in raising money can log onto their website www.justgiving.com/martincleland. So far the golfers have raised 1442.

mary.magee@jpress.co.uk

Ulster Star
11/07/2008