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Burntwood pair embark on golf challenge in aid of cancer charity

Two Burntwood men are teeing off for a charity golf challenge.

Neal Coope and Glynn Taylor are part of a four-man team taking part in the Macmillan Longest Golf Day event.

They will take their first shots at the Stonebridge Golf Course in Coventry at 4.30am on June 22.

The group are likely to finish four rounds of play by 8.30pm – after playing around 300 shots each and walking 20 miles!

Neal Coope, Glynn Taylor, Robert Clarke and Dave Rowbottom

Neal Coope, Glynn Taylor, Robert Clarke and Dave Rowbottom

But the Burntwood pair admit they both have personal reasons for taking on the challenge.

Neal, 31 and a former Chase Terrace Technology College student who now lives in Coventry, explained: “On Christmas Day 2004 I lost my Grandad to cancer and since then have become increasingly aware of the number of people suffering from cancer, as well as the excellent support Macmillan give – not only sufferers, but also families.

“As we take on this challenge, my wife’s mum will be completing her course of chemotherapy treatment for on a second bout of cancer in two years, for which Macmillan services have been invaluable.”

His brother-in-law Glynn, 28, added: “Only last year I lost my uncle to cancer.

“From seeing him in June at a family gathering to him being diagnosed with cancer only weeks later, Macmillan helped our family in every possible way, and this is my thanks on behalf of all the family.”

They will be joined on the course by teacher Robert Clark and soldier Dave Rowbottom.

The four have already smashed their initial £1,000 fundraising target but hope to go above par by raising as much money as possible.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/TheHandicappedSwingers.

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