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St Albans boy's golf fundraiser raises more than £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support
A St Albans boy has raised more than £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support at a charity golf day he organised.
Jack Rose, 12, organised the day alongside his father Simon to raise money for the charity he is passionate about.
He said: "I love golf and I wanted to raise some money for Macmillan so I thought it would be a good idea to combine the two.
"I had a lot of support from my Dad, the golf club, friends, family and of course, the generosity of the players on the day.
"I raised the money through kind donations on the just giving page, together with a raffle and many good natured "fines" from the players on the day.
"I hope to make it an annual event."
The pair raised £1,968 for the cancer charity at the event, which attracted 38 people on the day.
Macmillan's fundraising manager, Kerry Briars, added: "The amount of money that Jack raised from his golf day is amazing and truly inspirational. The money raised will help to make a real difference to the lives of people with cancer and with their help no one will face cancer alone.
"It could fund services such as Information and Support Centres in hospitals, Clinical Nurse Specialists and to give financial support in the form of Macmillan grants to help people to live their life if they have cancer and benefits help."
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