On 6 July 2011, Lee Sykes, Campbell Askwith and Simon Kaye spent an entire day playing 100 holes of golf in a bid to raise at least £15,000 for the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Cancer Unit Charity (UHCW).
Starting at 4am and lasting 16 hours at the Leamington & County Golf Club, the three friends covered 33 miles of the Warwickshire countryside, to raise funds for the hospital’s breast cancer unit which helped care for Lee’s wife Tracey before she sadly died from breast cancer in 2009.
After seeing Tracey devote time to raising money for breast cancer research after her diagnosis in 2001, Lee and his friends wanted to “keep that fundraising going”, creating the golfing challenge which they felt was achievable but stretching.
UHCW Charity enhances and improves patient care and facilities through donations and by raising funds, so the local community has the best possible health care, now and in the future.
As well as encouraging supporters to personally sponsor the event and attend on the day to lend their cheers, the three friends also offered supporters the chance to participate in the 18 hole corporate golf competition in which they could win a new Jaguar or sponsor one of the holes on the course.
A fundraising party was also held with over 200 people in attendance, and through ticket sales, a raffle and an auction, the total has now been pushed to over £30,000 – a fantastic result making all the hard work very much worth it.
If you are interested in sponsoring Lee, Campbell and Simon, please go to virginmoneygiving.com/100holes