Tee off for a good cause

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
Frank Gray and Gayle Harman.
Camera IconFrank Gray and Gayle Harman. Credit: Laurie Benson/Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Golfers of all abilities are encouraged to tee off on Sunday for the annual Leukaemia Charity Golf Day.

The event, in its sixth year at the Riverview Country Club, is set to attract a wide field of participants to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the peak body for blood cancer in Australia, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.

The Albany group assists many blood cancer patients in our region.

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For event organiser Gayle Harman, the cause is close to her heart. She lost her brother, Neil Stephens, to leukaemia in 2010.

“Through the loss of Neil, who was such a strong advocate for the foundation, its a really important cause to get behind,” she said.

“It’s a cancer that is treated like no other and affects any age — the foundation really needs the support.”

Ms Harman said it would be a fun day out for everyone.

The event is a three person-Ambrose for golfers and non-golfers alike for a fun day out raising money for a good cause.

The golf day kicks off at 10am after a sausage sizzle from 9am.

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