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Golfers raise £1,336 for Plymouth and District Leukaemia Fund

More than 30 golfers took to the course at Yelverton in September to raise over £1,000 for charity.

Our Lang Town & Country Golf Day was a huge success as nine teams battled it out for the top honours.

There were plenty of memorable moments – none more so than a horse nearly eating Simon Law’s ball. Almost certainly the funniest thing any of us have ever seen on a golf course (luckily we captured it on camera!).

Everyone had a great day, enjoying the superb weather and collecting much-needed funds for the Plymouth and District Leukaemia Fund (PDLF).

STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH: Simon Law (left) politely asks for his ball back

The PDLF helps patients, who develop leukaemia and similar disorders, and who are treated in Plymouth, by providing equipment and facilities to enable them to have the best possible care and support.

With the help of patients, relatives and volunteers, PDLF has raised more than £1.8 million in the last 30 years and helped set up Stem Cell Transplantation & Molecular Biology and helped create better inpatient facilities and a new Day Case Unit.

Very little money is spent on administration and expenses: only insurance, licences and other requirements. The charity also supports research into malignant haematological diseases and this helps in the diagnosis and management of these illnesses.

The PDLF is a cause close to our hearts, with one of our Lang Town & Country family currently undergoing treatment.

Adrian Copplestone, Chair of Trustees at the Plymouth and District Leukaemia Fund, said: “Thank you to Lang Town & Country for presenting us with cheques and cash totalling £1,336 which was raised during their Golf Day at Yelverton.

“This is a marvellous achievement in support of your colleague, so thank you to everyone involved who made this event such a success.

“In the past, the PDLF has enabled the facilities your colleague is using, including extending Bracken Ward and helping to fund the modern Birch Day Case Unit.

“At present, we have agreed to provide funding for a clinical psychologist to support young patients – teenagers and young adults up to the age of 25.

“The Haematology Service is trying to appoint someone to this role, but we hope in future that it will also be available to more patients and staff.”

Richard Rabin and James Clarke, Directors at Lang Town & Country, added: “A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Golf Day at Yelverton in September.

“For more than 30 years, the Plymouth and District Leukaemia Fund has been helping to treat people who develop Leukaemia and similar disorders, such as Lymphomas and Multiple Myeloma.

“The charity is also vital to supporting the friends of families of loved ones who are battling these terrible diseases.

“With one of our colleagues currently undergoing treatment, we could think of no better charity to benefit from this money.

“We want to also give a special mention to Sarah Rabin who helped out on the day and read out a heart-warming speech on behalf of our colleague.”

Find out more about the PDLF and the amazing work they do here.

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