Pictured: Team Captain, Architect Ollie Currie of AMA, with Olwyn Sheldon, a volunteer with Macmillan Cancer Support, before the 3rd round of the day.
During this week’s heatwave, eight businessmen and professionals from the region were tackling one of the toughest golf courses in Northumberland, in hope to raise up to £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
On Tuesday 30th June the team of eight from the construction and development sector, managed to complete four full rounds in 17 hours at Matfen Hall Golf Club, as part of their effort to raise money for the Macmillan charity. They teams started their campaign at 5am and finished at 10pm the same night. During the day temperatures peaked at 26oC and this made rounds two and three rather uncomfortable.
Team captain Ollie Currie said “it was always going to be a challenge but today’s heat made it even more difficult. Between us all we walked about 350km, played 576 holes, taking about 2750 shots and endured blisters, calloused hands, sunburn, dehydration and prickly heat but it was definitely worth it”…..He then continued “Most importantly however, we raised a good amount of money for an amazing organisation which gives meaning and purpose to all our aches and pains the next day!”
The team consisted of Simon Dunstan (Plus Three Architecture), Paul Lee (Kinetic), Antony Clayton and Stu Hutchinson (Stile Joinery), Adam Proctor (GPLI), John Ruddick (Ibstock) and Stephen Bryden (Taylor Maxwell). Well done everyone.
Donations are still being accepted until August so you can support the team by making a donation at www.justgiving.com/teams/AMAplus3