Portchester man’s charity golf day raises more than £3,000

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A CHARITY golf competition organised by a Portchester man has raised more than £3,600.

John Willis, 36, held the Kick It Into Touch golf tournament at Rowlands Castle Golf Club to raise awareness of male cancer.

Up to 54 players took to the 18-hole course and enjoyed a round of golf lasting eight hours ahead of an evening of fundraising and entertainment.

There was a raffle with prizes ranging from a signed picture of Roger Moore to and England shirt signed by Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

There was an auction including signed shirts from some of the 1966 World Cup winning squad, and a guitar signed by Take That.

The profits will be split between The Rowans Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, and the Everyman campaign.

John set up the Kick It Into Touch campaign after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in August 2010 and a stomach tumour in October 2011.

He said: ‘I feel that the people and charities that helped me should be repaid for the enormous amount of work they do to help others.

‘It was a brilliant day and it stayed dry all day despite the wet weather we’ve had.’

You can find out more about John’s story by reading his blog kickitintotouch.org or you can donate by clicking charitygiving.co.uk/kickitintotouch