10 Jul 2012

Local duo, Daniel Marshall and Greg Borthwick, recently supported Prostate Cancer UK by organising a golf marathon on 21st June.

Daniel, whose father was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and his friend Greg completed six rounds of golf on six different courses including two courses at Moray, Hopeman, Kinloss, Forres and Elgin. They teed off at 3.10am and finished at 9.50pm, and raised £1,075 for the charity through sponsorship.

Daniel Marshall, 33, from Elgin, said: "My father was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer so I wanted to do something to show my support. We decided to take on this challenge to raise awareness and highlight how common the disease is, and to also raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK, who support men like my father who have been diagnosed."

He added: "An early start on the day meant we were playing in the dark, and a lot of rain meant we were drenched, however we were determined to power on and complete what we had set out to do for such a worthwhile cause. We'd like to thank everyone who helped us throughout the day, including each golf course who generously allowed us to play for free, my mother who became our personal chauffeur and caddy, and all those who kindly sponsored us."

Gemma Cornwell, Community Fundraising Manager at Prostate Cancer UK, said: "We are thrilled that Daniel and Greg decided to take on and organise the golf marathon to help raise funds and awareness for the Charity. Every year, over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK - and it is a disease which kills one man every hour. The funds raised will go towards our work supporting men and their families affected by the disease, and our thanks go to everyone involved with this challenge."

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