Martin to take on 50-hole golf challenge in aid of CLAN

The 50 hole challenge will start at Brora golf cluba dn end at The Paul Lwarie Golf Centre.
The 50 hole challenge will start at Brora golf cluba dn end at The Paul Lwarie Golf Centre.

A CLAN Cancer Support charity event which will be held next month is set to make its way across Banff and Buchan golf courses.

The “50-hole challenge” will see cancer survivor Martin Reid and three friends play one hole on 50 different golf courses from Brora to Banchory over two days in a bid to raise money for the cancer charity.

Martin, who was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour on his tongue and neck in 2014, will play holes on Longside, Peterhead and Cruden Bay golf courses during the second day of the challenge on Tuesday, June 23.

Mr Reid, who will take on the challenge alongside three of his close friends, told the Buchanie: “When I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour the news came as a major shock, but I was lucky.

“In March 2014 the tumour was successfully removed by dissection and radiotherapy was not required.

“During my treatment and recovery I found great solace in the CLAN house in Aberdeen.

“They are a warm and friendly organisation that offers support to patients, friends and family who are affected by this all too common disease.

“The treatment, support, information and therapies offered by CLAN made a huge difference to me and are invaluable to thousands of others each year.

“Being as lucky as I was, I wanted to give something back to this charity.

“They require £2.5 million per year to be operational and do not receive government funding.

“The fact CLAN has support centres in Elgin, Fraserburgh and Peterhead to name a few gives the location of this challenge a more personal feel to all involved.

“Our challenge is to play 50 holes on 50 different courses in less than two days throughout the north-east of Scotland.

“We start our challenge on the first tee at Brora Golf Club at 3.45am on Monday, June 22.

“From there we head south,then east, playing 50 first holes on 50 different golf courses to finish at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre less than 41 hours later.

“We would be grateful if we could get support for our cause through sponsorship and in turn helping the amazing organisation CLAN,” he added.

If you or your company are interesting in supporting Martin’s fundraising efforts there are several ways which you could assist.

You can be a clothing sponsor, starting at £150 or alternatively you can sponsor a hole for £100.

C ompany names will be added to promotional posters and the company will be thanked on the Facebook and Twitter pages when the hole is played.

To find out more go to www.facebook.com/50holes.