An epic 14-hour golf challenge by a local transport and warehouse manager and his team is aiming to raise £2,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.
Mark Bradley, Transport & Warehouse Coordinator for our sister company RGF Logistics, has been raising funds on the fairway through an endurance golf challenge – with donations from International Forwarding helping their cause.
Mark and his team of four entered The Big Golf Race on 27 August 2021, completing four rounds of golf with money raised going to Prostate Cancer UK. Their original target was £1,000 but together the team has already raised more than £1,500 from 80 supporters – so far. Since completing the challenge, they are hoping the final total will reach £2,000.
Mark says: “A standard round of golf takes around four hours and the average golfer walks around six miles in a round. So the challenge equates to around 24 miles – a similar distance to a marathon.
“We teed off at 5am in the dark using glow-in-the-dark balls, which was both funny and difficult. And we completed all four rounds at 7.05pm. It was a gruelling 14 hours 5 mins with the step counter on my watch hitting 38,000 steps.
“Although we were tired and had very sore legs by the end, it was all worth it when we saw the JustGiving total stood at over £1,500. We still now have donations coming through and although we set ourselves a target of £1,000 we are hoping that figure will double and be around £2,000.”
Mark’s team – named The Corby Cutting Crew – wore polo shirts provided by International Forwarding, which also donated £100 plus £25 Gift Aid in support of their fundraising effort.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank IFL for the amazing support they have given us and the donation towards our goal. We can’t thank you enough. Also thanks to Seven Graphics who designed our shirts and Priors Hall Golf Club who assisted in making the golf challenge a successful one.”
In 2020, prostate cancer became the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. According to Prostate Cancer UK it is a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK – the time it takes to play three holes of golf.
“The main reason we are doing the challenge is that between the four of us, we have all lost a friend/family member due to cancer,” says Mark. “Collectively we wanted to do something to raise money for a cancer charity and this seemed like the perfect challenge for us.
“We are very happy to have exceeded our original target of £1,000 but every bit we go over that helps fund research into life-saving treatments for prostate cancer and provide practical support to men and their families.”
The charity campaign has raised nearly £885,000 so far and the event runs until the end of the year.
You can support this great cause through Mark’s Just Giving page.