A team of keen golfers from Apleona Workspace recently putt themselves through a charity challenge that was sure to make them feel rough as they raised more than a thousand pounds when playing four whole rounds of golf in just one day.
The Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge sees thousands of players take on 72 holes and over 20 miles of walking in the name of charity. Our very own awesome foursome from Apleona’s specialist design, consultancy, fit-out and moves management business took on the grueling task in July.
More than £1100 raised by Jack Trathen, Head of Contracts, Tim Hollis, Chief Operating Officer, David Ellis, Projects Manager, and Chris Cowling, Operations Administrator; will go direct to Macmillan to provide physical, financial and emotional support to people living with cancer. Since 2002, more than £10 million has been donated thanks to the efforts of teams taking on the Longest Day Golf Challenge and it is hoped a record amount could be raised to support this year’s efforts.
Jack Trathen said: “We are all keen amateur golfers and we try to play most weekends, weather permitting, but none of us had even attempted anything like four rounds in one day before, so we knew it would be physically tough.
“However, we all know someone who has relied upon the services of the Macmillan nurses and this is a small sacrifice from the four of us, with all funds raised by the team going direct to a brilliant charity.
If anyone would like to support the fundraising efforts of the Apleona Workspace team and donate to Macmillan please visit: https://longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/apleonaworkspace