On 12 December a number of enthusiastic Bathurst golfers will tee up for Cancer Council’s The Longest Day, an all-day 72-hole golf marathon that raises funds for people affected by cancer.
Local golfer Tony Forster said he signed up for The Longest Day for the challenge, to try and raise money in order to make a positive difference for those in the community who have been affected by cancer.
“The Longest Day sounded like a real challenge, so I’ve got a few people from the club on board again, including teenage golfing sensation Cooper Starkey. It’s going to be a great day. We were hoping as a team to raise a lot of money for Cancer Council” said Tony.
All funds raised will go towards Cancer Council’s life-saving cancer research, support services, and prevention programs.
Cassandra Sullivan Community Relations Coordinator from Cancer Council’s Orange community thanked Tony and the rest of the Bathurst golfing community for getting involved in The Longest Day.
“Across NSW, it is estimated that over 53,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer next year, with around 15,825 deaths expected. It is more important than ever before that we are able to fund life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and support services. Thanks to the generosity of the Bathurst community we can continue to support people impacted by cancer and their families. It is the support of people like Tony that allows us to continue our work,” said Cass
“We’re really looking forward to seeing how Bathurst will perform in The Longest Day. We also encourage the team and all golfers to keep sun-safe and slip, slop, slap, seek and slide, not only on The Longest Day, but each and every day.”
If you would like to support The Longest Day, visit www.longestday.org.au and look up Bathurst Golf Club.