We naturally assume cancer affects the elderly and middle age but cancer in teenagers is more common than we think.
Young people sometimes get the rarest and most aggressive forms of cancer and through adolescence cancer tends to grow faster. The emotional upheaval at this time is difficult to teenagers without cancer, so for those with diagnosis it is difficult to cope with.
The Teenage Cancer Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer sufferers between the age of 13 and 24. The trust provides care in specialist units within NHS hospitals and wants to make sure any teenage suffering from cancer gets this specialist support.
44 Teams entered the Charity Pro-Am held at Moor Hall Golf Club. The event co-ordinated by the Midlands PGA helped to support Teenage Cancer Trust, Birmingham Childrens Hospital and The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation.
Makers team consisting of invited guests and golf professional Nick Taylor shot a credible 8 under par score and finished in the top 10. All 18 holes were sponsored with several opportunities to win luxury cars for a “hole in one.”
“We came close on a couple of occasions but to win the Audi R8 would have been nice.”
Simon Lamb, MD
The course was in exceptional condition and the weather played its part remaining warm and sunny throughout. The hospitality by Moor Hall was second to none and raised Several Thousand pounds for the charities concerned.
“I would like to thank Simon and Makers for entering a team, the guys played great and were just outside the prizes.”
Nick Taylor, Golf Professional.