2019 was a year we as a family will never forget. In April my father was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, fast forward 4 short months and his fight was over. Moving forward to October and my lovely wife Michelle’s mother was diagnosed for the second time with cancer and just 2 months later she too lost her fight. Two parents, two grandparents both lost to cancer.
Bernard Lines - 1943 to 2019
Was it a coincidence or guidance from these two? We will let you decide but shortly after this I was talking to a customer in-store who campaigns for Prostate Cancer UK and I had a little light bulb moment “ Two loved ones had lost their fight with cancer when they were too weak to make a difference, could we help take the fight to cancer in a way that we had a chance to win?” That was it, we’re going to help to fight cancer! After a long discussion with Michelle and our other company director the decision was made that Prostate cancer was the one, we would target it and ask our golfing friends to help. Meetings were arranged, decisions made and here we are today with an agreed percentage of each and every sale being donated by the business ( You Buy. We Donate!). Since April 1st 2020 we have introduced a round up button at our checkout which allows you to round up your basket value to the next pound ( the amount of the round up goes to Prostate Cancer UK) and there is also a drop down menu giving you the option of donating additional amounts in multiples of £5 if you wish to be really generous. All donations gratefully accepted.
This is a fight that can be won given a little help from all that read this. Michelle and I really don’t want you to go through the pain and suffering that we have in 2019 so would ask that you help in anyway you can. Please tell your friends about this fight and encourage them to get involved, we are not going to give up until this horrible disease has been eradicated from society.
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Thank you for reading - John Lines, Managing Director at Golfsupport
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