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Over £3k raised!

As you all know my latest challenge was to play Golf for 24hours nonstop, last week I did exactly that! 

A huge thanks to all those that supported me on the day and also those that have donated, to date we have raised over £3,300 (inc Gift aid) for the Mental Health Charity MIND, its not too late to donate, the link is below, it would be great if we can get it higher.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-musketeers-golf

A few facts and figures from the day itself:-

  • I player over 120 rounds of golf
  • Covered 32miles walking round the course
  • Did 3 rounds as a T-Rex at 4 in the morning
  • 22 other players joined me at various times
  • A total of 1535 strokes were played
  • There were 20 birdies, 70 Pars and 30 bogeys plus a few double bogeys
  • Played in the day, night, rain, sun and wind

Huge thanks to our Sponsors, BuildingIS, ABS, James Liston, BHM Electrical, 3D Personnel, Rubico, Sandbox Ltd, Fairmead Professional Services and not forgetting Lymington Golf Centre who supported us all the way.

Thanks again for all of your support, if you haven’t donated yet please do on the link above.

This is my ninth challenge over the last 11 years and have raised over £35k for charities in that time, here’s to the next one!

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Its nearly Tee time!

Only a few days to go before embarking on the challenge of playing golf for 24 hours at Lymington Golf Centre, we tee off at 7pm on Monday and will be playing come rain or shine, night or day, come and support us if you can, particularly on the 22nd when we finish at 7pm.

You can donate to help us raise funds for the Mental Health Charity, MIND on the following link.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-musketeers-golf

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More sponsors!

We have some more sponsors on board, each company has sponsored a round to be played at the 24hr Golf challenge. Many thanks to Rubico and 3D Personell for joining us.

If you want to be part of this please contact us, we have a few rounds yet to be sponsored.

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Golf update

A quick update on the golf challenge.

We now have 7 rounds of golf sponsored by generous companies, there are still another 9 to sponsor if any companies are interested in supporting the event and raising funds for MIND.

There is also the competition running alongside where you can guess the total number of strokes played to win some great prizes.

We have been on the local radio station, BBC Radio Solent recently promoting the event and will be in the local press soon as well.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for details on any of the above, this is not going be an easy challenge but it is for great cause that affects a lot of people.

L-R Tony Barnes, Lee Marsh, Mark Fishwick
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Good at guessing?

To raise more funds for MIND during the upcoming 24 hour golf challenge we have decided to have a competition to run alongside the golfing. As most of you know we are playing Texas Scramble for 24hours on 21st June and for a small donation can you guess how many total strokes we will take whilst completing the 16 rounds? There will be 3-4 of us playing and its a total of 144 holes which is a PAR of 544 for one person playing. To guess is £2 a go or 3 goes for £5, just donate online at the link on the picture below and email us with you guess at info@themusketeers.co.uk.

We have some great prizes for the closest ones, there is a half hour golf lesson kindly donated by Matt Vineer, vouchers for 9 holes as well the adventure golf, all at Lymington Golf Centre as well as many other prizes.

All monies raised go to MIND, the mental health charity, which is a great charity to support, particularly in the current climate, any support will be greatly appreciated.

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Golf update..

Its just over 4 weeks until the 24hr Golf Challenge when Lee will play Texas Scramble for 24 hours and hopes to complete 16no 9 hole rounds at Lymington Golf Centre.

There are a few sponsors on board who are sponsoring a round of golf each for a very generous donation to MIND, if you would like to get involved and join them please let us know through the contact page.

MIND do amazing work and during this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. And we’ve seen that the support we all need just isn’t out there. For them, for us and for you – we must take this chance to step up the fight for mental health. That means fighting for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support.

You can make a donation here:-https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-musketeers-golf

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Movember update….

Last day of Movember and I’ve finished rowing and growing! I have completed my extended target of 150km on the rowing machine and the Mo, although annoying, has done well. A Few Facts…..

  • Total distance – 150km
  • Strokes – 24107
  • Time taken – 10hrs 43mins 35secs
  • Ave Pace – 2:09/500m
  • Calories – 10100
  • Average – 5000m per day
  • Total raised so far is £412, can you help me get to my target of £500?

Thanks for all the support and donations so far, as you know I do a lot of fundraising and events for various charities and causes, this is my eighth year of doing Movember and one that I enjoy doing every year, particularly adding Move for Movember to the challenge. So far we have raised over £31,000 for charity!

I will continue to do these events and have others planned for next year, just keep an eye on our website (www.themusketeers.co.uk) for more details. I could not do any of these challenges without the support of you all, friends, family, colleagues, not just supporting me but joining in as well with the sailing, cycling, kayaking, biking etc etc, you all know who you are!

My biggest thanks goes to my beautiful wife Sharon, who puts up with a lot, particularly in Movember, without her support and backing none of this would be possible.#themusketeers#movember#menshealth

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Smashed it…

Smashed it, 100km on the rowing machine..done!!

Now to get my target for donations, I will carry on rowing and growing until the last day of the month as long as I carry on getting donations, how far can go before 1st Dec?

Mental health matters. #Movember is working to help men stay mentally healthy, but they can’t do it alone. Please donate to my Movember efforts and support men’s health.Men’s health is in crisis.

Men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.Unchecked, prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15-39 years of age. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.

Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. We fund groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.

WWW.MOVEMBER.COM/M/LEEMARSH319

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Half way….

Half way through the month and the rowing and growing is going well. Just done another 12km on the rowing machine taking my total to 65km of my 100km target for Movember.

WHY MOVEMBER MATTERS Movember’s mission is more relevant now than ever. Social isolation has affected the mental health of all of us, including our fathers, partners, brothers, sons and friends. Especially those already finding it hard to stay connected. And its impact will stick around long after the pandemic is over. For men living with a cancer diagnosis, and their friends and family, COVID-19 has brought a range of new challenges. From interrupted treatments, to the increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 in hospitals and the isolation and loneliness felt by those going thought is all on their own.The world has changed. But a lot of things stay the same: men’s health is still in crisis, and we still need your help to stop men dying too young. Every pound makes a difference. Every donation you raise gives us much-needed funds and drives awareness.

Please support this great cause at https://movember.com/m/leemarsh319

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Its Movember time again…

For the Eighth year in a row Lee is raising funds for Mens Mental Health with Movember, this year as well as growing a ‘Mo’ he is going to Row 100km during November, all to raise awareness for the cause. You can check out his progress, both in growing and rowing on his Movember page which can be found on the link below, where you can also donate https://movember.com/m/leemarsh319