TWO local lads are getting their drivers and putters at the ready to take part in a 24-hour golf game raising funds for Myeloma UK.
Ashley Banks from Mablethorpe and Dave Gilpin from Authorpe are taking on the challenge to play games of golf continuously, with Ashley commenting that in all, they would be playing at least seven games which include all 18 holes.
This charity golf event will start at 6am on Tuesday, September 4 and ends at 6pm on Wednesday, September 5.
It takes place at Woodthorpe Hall Golf Club.
The golfing duo are hoping to raise at least £1,000 for their chosen charity Myeloma UK and have already managed to raise nearly £800.
Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a type of cancer arising from plasma cells which are found in the bone marrow.
Ashley explained to the Leader: “Raising money for Myeloma UK is a charity which is very close to my heart as my dad has Myeloma and I wanted to do my part to help.
“I have a big passion for golf and I wanted to raise awareness for this particular type of cancer.
“Dave has been very supportive, not really knowing initially what Myeloma was, he came in willing to do whatever he could to support this fantastic cause.”
Ashley’s father, John Banks who owns The Clock fish and chip restaurant in Mablethorpe, will also be hosting a wide range of charity events over the coming weeks.
So watch this space for further details.
Ashley added: “We will even be playing throughout the night thanks to the help of glow lighting from national company, Night Golf Ltd.
“So if anyone would like to come down and support us whether it be day or night, you’d be more than welcome to come along.
“We will also be having charity buckets on the golf course with us throughout the 24 hours.
“I must also say a huge thank you to all of the sponsors who have given their support towards this wonderful cause.”
If you would like to sponsor Ashley and Dave, you can do so via their Just Giving page.