TWO Keighley men are heading for the 'Wedge of Glory' as they play golf in aid of cancer care charity Macmillan.

Philip May and Roger Mody will tee off against each other during the Longest Day Golf Challenge on July 27.

The pair received online pledges totalling £1,100 within days of announcing the event on social media.

The Wedge of Glory was organised because both men have been touched by cancer.

Philip has a friend who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer while pregnant, and has just given birth to baby girl.

Philip said: "She hasn’t had any cancer treatment yet due to Covid-19 and Macmillan nurses will be overwhelmed in the next few months when treatments start again."

Roger’s father-in-law underwent surgery to remove colon cancer just over a year ago.

Philip said: "He is recovering very well but we know there are many people who need support.

"There have been several cases of cancer in Roger’s wife’s family, and his wife also went through a cancer scare a couple of years ago.

"I have been a teacher for more than 20 years and have seen seen the amazing support students and their families have received from Macmillan.

"This is a cause which is very close to both our hearts, and together we want to raise as much money for Macmillan as we can so that others can be supported through the most difficult times."

The Express Golf Centre at Shay Grange, Cottingley, is hosting the Longest Day golf Challenge, and is waiving green fees for the event.

Philip's accountancy company was keen to sponsor his efforts to help raise awareness and funds for Macmillan, and quickly offered support in a number of ways for the event.

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