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David’s all day golfing marathon is a sporting hit

Three keen golfers, four great courses and one full day to get round them all…that’s what it takes to raise more than £4,000 for a trio of top Sheffield charities.

David Stewart, his brother James and their friend Ben Roberts took on the golfing challenge in memory of David’s wife Jess, who was a St Luke's patient.

Their original intention was to raise £929 to mark Jess’s 929 day battle with breast cancer, with the money to be split between St Luke’s and the two other city charities that supported her, Weston Park Hospital cancer Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Up to now, though, they have smashed that original target, raising £4,476 - with that number still rising!

The friends started their challenge at 4.50am - just after sunrise - at Stannage Golf Club and then went on to Beauchief Golf Club for a 9am tee off, followed by Dore and Totley Golf Club from 1pm and ending at Abbeydale Golf Club, where they completed their epic session at 8.50pm.

“These are three charities that really are changing people lives and offering help when they need it most,” said David.

“Jess and I wouldn’t have been able to have the quality of life and enjoy the things we did without these charities and the sterling work of all the people involved.

“St Luke’s even helped us to arrange our wedding, which meant so much to both of us.

“To be able to offer some assistance in return and repay some of the kindness that was offered to us is the least we can do.”

There’s still time to support David, James and Ben - simply visit Golf Challenge


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