Glenn Hoddle will be the special guest at a charity golf event held by a local man who is determined to raise vital funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action.
Two years ago, Mark Cobb’s father, Trevor, passed away after a five month battle with pancreatic cancer. He said: “Pancreatic cancer is the fifth deadliest cancer in the UK. Only 3% of those diagnosed will survive beyond five years. This is because people are often diagnosed too late for surgery, which is currently the only cure. More awareness of the symptoms is needed so people are diagnosed earlier.
“My Dad loved life and always lived for the moment. He had a particular passion for golf and I have a great memory of him teaching me to play when I was young,” continues Mark. “This is why I decided to organise this special event in his memory.”
Tickets for the charity golf day have already sold out with over 90 keen golfers attending the event on 9th August at Mannings Heath in Horsham.
In addition to fun on the golf course, there will also be a raffle and silent auction. Raffle prizes include a private VIP screening in 20th Century Fox’s HQ cinema in Soho Square, £50 of Next vouchers and Tea for Two at The Grand hotel, Brighton.
For those unable to attend the event, there is a chance to bid for items in the silent auction. These include a squad signed Manchester United football, Manchester City shirt as worn by Jack Rodwell vs Norwich last season, Theo Walcott signed football boots and Muirfield golf flag signed by Nick Faldo. If you are interested in bidding on any of these items, please contact email@example.com.
Mark said: “I am really grateful to everyone who has donated prizes and money to this good cause. My Dad would have been so pleased that so many people want to support such a good cause.
“Pancreatic Cancer Action are focussed on raising the survival rates of this grim disease. I am very pleased that my fundraising efforts for the charity will help make a real difference.”
Ali Stunt, Chief Executive at Pancreatic Cancer Action and a pancreatic cancer survivor, said: “We are extremely grateful to Mark for all the time and energy he has put into organising this charity golf day for Pancreatic Cancer Action. We hope it goes really well.
“As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like Mark to help us increase the numbers who survive this grim disease. Please show your support and visit his fundraising page, http://bit.ly/17ePNAl.”
From running your local 5K to skydiving, and cycling from London to Brighton to walking the Great Wall of China, Pancreatic Cancer Action has a number of ways you can take part in a fun fundraising activity.
To find out more, please visit http://pancreaticcanceraction.org/support-us/fundraise/ or call 0303 040 1770.