The golfers will be playing 72 holes across four different Charnwood courses in just one day with the aim of raising £8,000 for the Trust, which is Lingdale Golf Club’s chosen charity for the year.
The Harley Staples Cancer Trust was set up in memory of Harley Staples, a young boy from Leicester who was diagnosed with a rare leukaemia; B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Burkitt Type, and passed away in 2009.
The charity, set up by Harley’s parents, Katherine and Jamie, is fundraising to build Harley’s House, a home for children and teenagers with cancer to use for free with their families to enjoy fresh air and respite away from hospital.
The charity already has a caravan in Overstrand, Norfolk that can be used by families and bereaved parents who have lost a child to cancer, for holidays and short breaks. The Trust also provides art and craft materials to the Leicester Royal Infirmary, as well as organising special entertainment as part of Happy Harley Day’s.
The 16 individuals that will be teeing off 72 times each are Richard Bailey, Steve Boulton (Club Captain), Tom Fairlee, Tim Hackett, Tom Jackson, Jonathon Lakin, Adam Larwood, Geoff Maltby, Steve Meadwell, Andy Mee, Dave Patton (Club Vice Captain), Adam Reid, Dan Sellears, Nick Viney, Zak Viney and Andy Waldram.
Event organiser, Nick Viney, said: “We will be teeing off at first light around 4.50am and hopefully completing the challenge around 16 hours later. We will be praying for great weather and will include a competitive element in the day’s play to add to the fun and to help maintain the standard of the golf and motivation.
“The most important thing, though, is raising as much money as possible for the Trust so any support will be most welcome”
To find out more information or to make a donation visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/charnwoodchallenge