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Local friends embark on 72-hole golf challenge to support cancer charity

Four Ballymena men taking on a golf challenge for cancer charity

In a heartwarming display of dedication and community spirit, four friends from Ballymena are gearing up to tackle a 72-hole golf challenge today, June 14th, to raise funds for Friends of the Cancer Centre.

This marks the second year that Russell Craig, Mark Black, Peter Houston, and Steven Craig have come together to support this cause, which holds a special place in their hearts.

Last year, the group managed to raise £1,660 through their efforts. Expressing their gratitude to everyone who supported them, they are determined to surpass that amount this year. The challenge will take place at Ballymena Golf Club, which has generously allowed them to use the course for the third time.

Mark Black, one of the participants, shared his personal experience with cancer, having been diagnosed with testicular cancer in December 2019.

“Following emergency surgery in Altnagelvin Hospital, I have been under the care of the Cancer Centre and I am deeply grateful for the care I have received,” said Mark.

Men playing golf

First round done on Friday morning.

The 72-hole challenge serves as a way for him to give back to the organisation that has supported him.

“A special thank you to Peter, Steven and Russell who are all willing to take this challenge on with me for the second year running, and to Ballymena Golf Club. All donations for this great cause are greatly appreciated.”

Steven Craig emphasised the importance of the fundraiser, stating that every penny raised could make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by cancer, adding:

“Unfortunately, we all have experience with friends or family members who have been affected by cancer.

”If you are financially able, please click on the link below to visit our JustGiving page, Thank you for your support.”

The friends are determined to complete the challenge and raise as much money as possible for the charity. Their dedication and the support of the community highlight the power of coming together to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

To make a donation, no matter how big or small, please press or click here to to visit the JustGiving page.


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