Eight-year-old Bonnie McCaffery, of Casino, caddying for dad John on the Lismore Workers Golf Course in preparation for the cha
Eight-year-old Bonnie McCaffery, of Casino, caddying for dad John on the Lismore Workers Golf Course in preparation for the cha

Golfers take to tees to help fight cancer

By Renee Redmond

Bonnie McCaffery will play caddy when her dad John tees off at the Lismore Workers Golf Course to hit 100 holes of golf in one day.

"I'm a social golfer at best so it's going to be interesting," the Casino man said.

"Bonnie will be riding in the buggy and giving me plenty of water throughout the day."

Bonnie was diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago and is now in remission.

The Marrowthon 100 Hole Golf Challenge on October 28 will raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, which John says supported his family when Bonnie became ill.

"We went through a pretty tough time and the foundation was there to help us out," he said.

"I'm not much of a golfer, but it's for a good cause."

Organiser of the first-ever public shave for leukaemia event, Loma Graydon, said there were only 10 spots left for the game.

"It's a first for Australia. There are special rules and golf carts, and the game takes about six hours," she said.

Money will be raised through the 30 players, who will collect funds through sponsorship.

Contact Loma on 0409 874 643.



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