Always looking for an excuse to swap the office for the fairways, Banc’s directors, Martin and Neil, have signed up to Macmillan’s Longest Day Golf Challenge 2017. Golfing from dawn to dusk, Banc’s own Daly and Woods (we’ll let you decide who is who) will complete four rounds of golf in a single day, all to raise money (and improve their approach play) for the very worthy Macmillan cause.
Donning their visors, sweater vests and argyle socks, Martin and Neil are looking to play 72 holes and walk roughly 20 miles in a day – and hope to keep their total score under the 400 mark. A world away from their leisurely Sunday rounds racing towards a pint at the 19th, this marathon session of golf will test their endurance, fitness and charitable nature. After all, it won’t just be their pride at stake when skewing a ball into the woodland of a tricky par 4 – their altruistic endeavours hinge on the completion of all four rounds.
The Macmillan’s Longest Day Golf Challenge has proven to be a hugely popular charitable drive, raising over £1.5m last year, with more than 3,000 teams taking part. The charity, and everyone associated with the event, will be hoping this year’s event can be even more successful and raise even more money for the great cause.
A Bit About Macmillan
For more than 100 years, Macmillan Cancer Support have been helping those affected by cancer, offering medical and emotional support to patients and their families. One of the largest British charities, the target of the organisation is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK.
Founded in 1911, Macmillan has a long history of turning to unusual events and methods to raise cash. The most notable of which is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which has raised more than £75m for the charity since its inception in 1991. Other big fundraisers include Brave the Shave and Go Sober for October which both raise millions every year.
A Bit About the Complete Banckers
Golfing under the charming name of Complete Banckers, Martin and Neil have had to call in favours from friends to complete their team of four. Sadly, the rest of the office have not reached the age or level of wealth where a round of golf makes up most Saturdays, and so our skills were deemed unsuitable for the event. Martin doesn’t much fancy watching us dig holes in the sandy bunkers as we try to salvage a double bogey on a straightforward par 3.
Despite this, Martin and Neil are hoping to raise a significant sum for Macmillan Cancer Support – valuing the great work the charity does year after year. Providing financial, practical, social and emotional support for cancer sufferers and their loved ones, Macmillan is a charity which has impacted on millions of lives in the UK alone.
The Complete Banckers are looking to raise at least £500 for Macmillan, and you can see their JustGiving page, here.
If you are interested in sponsoring Banc’s charitable golf drive, you can contribute to individual team members. We’ve linked these below, and you can keep track of who is bringing in the most moolah. The person who brings in the least cash for charity has to get the round in at the 73rd hole.
For more information about Banc’s participation in the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge 2017 or anything else we’re up to, email us on [email protected]