Take a swing at leukaemia

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

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

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

Event organiser Gayle Harman said the day was a three-person Ambrose event for golfers and non-golfers who join with friends and have a fun day out.

“There is always plenty of laughs, great prizes and enjoyment for all who participate,” she said.

For Mrs Harman, the cause is close to her heart after losing her brother, Neil Stephens, to T-cell prolymphocitic leukaemia in 2010.

“Neil was well supported by the Leukaemia Foundation, along with our family, he often joined in their support sessions and on occasions addressing those attending, and the use of the patient transport service when having to go to and from hospital for treatment each day was terrific,” she said.

“The Friends of the Foundation has grown in Albany as many in our community and the Great Southern seek to support this wonderful cause and reach out for the support offered by the foundation, which includes accommodation, travel expenses, education, support sessions, blood cancer nurses on call and many other services, along with vital research, at no cost to the patient and their family.”

Funds raised will assist with accommodation in Perth for patients and their families who relocate from regional and rural WA for treatment.

Mrs Harman said Sunday’s golf event would see many keen golfers and non-golfers ready for a great time and to enjoy the wonderful Riverview Country Club course.

“All players will be well looked after, with a sausage sizzle, lunch available, nibbles when finished playing and an evening meal and there are terrific prizes to be won, something for everyone on the day,” she said. “I urge all golfers to gather friends and nominate a team for this wonderful cause.”

The golf day is supported by Paperbark Merchants, Albany Engineering, Big 4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park and Banksia Gardens. Registration and sausage sizzle from 9am with tee-off at 10am.

Cost per team is $90.

Contact Rod Bassett today to nominate a team. Phone or text 0428 441 227 or email rodbassett44 @gmail.com

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