Liverpool Golf Club to host Cancer Council NSW's The Longest Day event on December 17

Teeing off: Liverpool Golf Club general manager Peter Summers and Cancer Council Community Relations Coordinator Denise Daynes. Picture: Chris Lane
Teeing off: Liverpool Golf Club general manager Peter Summers and Cancer Council Community Relations Coordinator Denise Daynes. Picture: Chris Lane

Liverpool Golf Club are aiming to raise $50,000 for Cancer Council NSW at this year's Longest Day event on December 17 - but they need your help.

The Longest Day is an all-day challenge where golfers play a 72-hole golf marathon - four rounds of golf - to raise funds for Cancer Council. This year the Long Day (36 holes) and the Longer Day (54 holes) have been added as an option for golfers to participate.

Liverpool Golf Club general manager Peter Summers said to encourage their players to fundraise they will be giving back the $100 participation fee to players who raise $500 or more. All fees will donated back to Cancer Council NSW.

"COVID has hit everyone hard including our club this year. However we are well aware that Cancer Council NSW relies on community support and it's the one time of the year golfers can give back," Mr Summer said.

"It would be such a shame if life saving research is cut due to lack of funding. Last year our golfers managed to raise close to $50,000 making us the seventh highest fundraising club in Australia. We're very proud of that and hope to do just as well this year.

"We've always had a great relationship with the Cancer Council, and have promoted the Longest Day sun protection program with our members for a number of years."

Denise Daynes, Community Relations Coordinator for the Cancer Council, said they rely on the generosity of the Liverpool and Fairfield communities to work towards their vision of a "cancer free future."

"It is the support of people like those at Liverpool Golf Club that allows us to continue our work," Ms Daynes said.

"It's great to see businesses who are doing well during these tough times, supporting their community.

"Liverpool Golf Club support our Stars of Sydney Southwest Dance for Cancer every year, and will be doing all they can to make the Longest Day a big success this year.

"We're calling all golfers who want to play at a beautiful golf course and support Cancer Council, helping Liverpool Golf Club to reach their $50,000 target. We also encourage the teams and all golfers to keep sun-safe and slip, slop, slap, seek and slide, not only on The Longest Day, but each and every day."

All funds raised will go towards Cancer Council's life-saving cancer research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy campaigns. Sadly, every four minutes, another Australian is diagnosed with cancer.