Pram man drives in to support chari-tee day

8th July 2014

Members of Hillsborough Golf Club in Sheffield will be swapping pushing their Golf Caddies to a pram, when local fundraiser John 'The Man with the Pram' Burkhill joins them to support their annual golf day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The annual Universal Office Products Golf Day takes place on Friday 11 July at Hillsborough Golf Club on Worrall Road. It's the eight year the event has been organised by the company which see's 25 teams competing. The events have raised over £20,000 for Macmillan since they began. Steve Manley, Director of Universal Office Products explains, -The work Macmillan does is fantastic and we are proud to play our part in helping them to be there for the people of Sheffield. Everybody knows someone who has been affected by cancer and this event brings the golf club in its support for Macmillan. Steve added, -Everyone in Sheffield knows John and we are really privileged to have him come along and to help us raise even more money for Macmillan. Over the next two years Macmillan has committed 2 million in South Yorkshire to develop new cancer support services including a new End of Life Care project Team, 1-2-1 Support Nurses for Colorectal and Breast Cancer patients. Rob Turner, fundraising manager for Sheffield added, -Cancer is now the single greatest cause of death in the UK. 4 out of ten people will get cancer which means the demand for support from Macmillan is increasing. He continues, -We currently support 3 out of four people, but our goal remains to be there for every person affected by cancer. Every penny raised at this golf day is going to help someone affected by cancer in Sheffield get support from Macmillan. To find out how you can support Macmillan in Sheffield call Rob Turner on 07545 419 725 or email rturner@macmillan.org.uk

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