Tee up to raise cash for charity

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A FATHER of two is keen to repay the nurses on the Macmillan Ward for helping him fight cancer.

Simon Avery, from Springfield, was diagnosed with the rare form of Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, called Primary Mediastinal B-Cell Lymphoma, just three days before his wedding in May 2010, when he was aged 30.

After undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy on the Macmillan Ward in Milton Keynes Hospital, Simon is now in remission.

And in a bid to show his gratitude, he has organised a golf competition to raise money for the charity. The event will take place on Friday, August 3 at Abbey Hill Golf Course.

Participants can pay to enter the round and an evening of entertainment afterwards.

“Due to the care, dedication and support from the staff at the Macmillan Ward and the treatment I received I am now in remission from this aggressive cancer,” he said.

“This treatment cost in the region of £360,000 and without the NHS I would not be here today.

“I am asking for companies to sponsor one of the 18 holes. I am hoping to get sponsors to donate a minimum of £100 a hole.

“I also would like donated gifts for the raffle – no donated gift is too small.

“I know that times are tough for everybody, but every penny raised will go to Milton Keynes Hospital Macmillan Ward to help them support someone else just like me.”

If you are interested in donating or taking part, email Simon at simonjavery@hotmail.com