There are plenty of people out there doing good things for good causes and often the golf community is involved. Here's just another example.
A group of Brisbane golfing mates, led by Cricket Australia’s Lachlan Begg, are putting themselves through a gruelling 24-hour golf challenge on 26 May 2021 to raise vital funds for children’s cancer support charity Redkite.
The team of four - Begga, Burgo, Brando and Thommo (Lachlan Begg, Chris Burgess, Brandon Mitchell and Adam Thompson) - are all keen golfers who are passionate about supporting families who are facing childhood cancer.
The team will play golf non-stop for 24 hours at Brisbane’s hilliest course, Victoria Park Golf Complex, without the use of motorised carts. With the first swing set for 10am on Wednesday 26 May, they will play continuous rounds of golf all day and, when darkness falls, the team will change to fluorescent balls that glow in the dark and play throughout the night. The challenge will finish at 10am the following morning (Thursday 27 May).
Lachlan Begg has been a great supporter of Redkite since 2017 and has taken part in other out-of-the-box challenges to raise funds. Celebrating his fiftieth birthday this year, he wanted to do something meaningful to mark the event. COVID-19 prevented him from undertaking the 24-Hour challenge in Scandinavia or Iceland as previously planned, so the historic Victoria Park Course was chosen instead.
“While this 24-Hour Golf Challenge will be mentally and physically tough, it will be a walk in the park compared to the challenges faced by Australian families experiencing childhood cancer. Our efforts will help fund Redkite’s crucial work supporting children and their families through their cancer journeys,” said Mr Begg.
Redkite provides essential support to families going through childhood cancer such as free online, video and phone counselling; fuel and grocery vouchers to keep food on the table and fuel in the car, and financial assistance to keep lights on at home. The national charity also funds music therapists and social workers in children’s cancer wards around the country. In 2020, Redkite supported around 2400 Australian families, including 500 in Queensland.
To make a donation to the 24-Hour Golf Challenge visit: https://fundraise.redkite.org.au/24-hour-golf-challenge