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Newark: Collingham man to take part in Longest Day Golf Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support




A 72-year-old will play 72 holes of golf in one day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Colin Guppy, from Collingham, will be taking to the Millfield Golf Course in Laughterton tomorrow to complete the Longest Day Golf Challenge.

He will be completing the challenge on his own, but will be accompanied by his brother-in-law, Graham Pipes, who will caddy his bag and clubs.

Colin Guppy of Collingham who will be doing 72 holes of golf in one day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. (48802163)
Colin Guppy of Collingham who will be doing 72 holes of golf in one day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. (48802163)

Colin, who had a 50-year career as a stuntman until he retired in 2018, said: “I thought that if I could do something to raise a bit of money for Macmillan that would be a good thing.

“Knowing that at the end of the day I’m going to raise some money that will help other people that are worse off than me is amazing”, Colin said.

Colin had always been an avid golfer, and decided to complete the challenge after witnessing several friends and family members suffer through cancer.

Colin Guppy of Collingham who will be doing 72 holes of golf in one day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. (48802165)
Colin Guppy of Collingham who will be doing 72 holes of golf in one day to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. (48802165)

Shortly after completing the Hadrians Wall walk in May this year, Colin decided to add the Longest Day Golf Challenge to his retirement bucket list.

“The day I left school I decided I would start walking or running every day and I have kept that up every day since,” Colin said. “I feel as fit as a fiddle.”

Colin will walk around 20 miles around the golf course to complete the challenge, which has to be done in 24 hours.



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