Three members of staff from the London offices of international real estate adviser, Savills, will be taking place in the 20 million yard Golf Marathon on Friday 19th June. Between them, Patrick Glynn-Jones, Head of Savills Richmond; Paul Williams, Head of Savills Islington and Tim Croft, Regional Business Director, hope to raise £3,000 in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. The charity is dedicated to improving the lives of all babies, children and adults affected by muscle disease, of which there are more than 60,000 in the UK.
The challenge, which may sound like very little more than a day of great fun, is in actual fact a gruelling 16 hour golfing extravaganza which involves each individual completing 18 holes of golf at the Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, Ufford Park, Seckford and Woodbridge Golf Courses.
One of the Savills participants, Paul Williams, comments: “It will be a challenging but fun filled day and we would like to thank all those who are supporting us in this worthwhile cause, which is so close to each of our hearts.”
The epic contest has also attracted celebrity sporting support, encouraging over 50 golfers to take part. The BBC’s well known sports reporter, Rob Bonnet, has taken up the challenge and, BBC golf commentator and captain of the winning European Ryder Cup team of 2002, Sam Torrance, is also throwing his weight behind the fundraising challenge. He comments: “The ‘20 Million Yard Golf Marathon’ is a great way to make your muscles count for a worthy cause. Help the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign make a difference to the lives of babies, children and adults living with Muscular Dystrophy by playing new courses and taking part in this exciting challenge event.”
We would like to wish them all the best of luck.