A team of golfers who took part in the gruelling ‘Longest Day’ golf challenge have raised more than £2,000 for Macmillan cancer support.

The 10 golfers from Burnley Leisure and Culture, and Towneley Ladies’ Golf Club, played 72 holes in a day to support the cancer charity, completing four loops at Towneley Golf Club.

They teed off at 5.30am and the final putt of their fourth round dropped into the 18th hole at 8.30pm, 15 hours and 21 miles each later.

Ben Heap, Sam Dixon, Darrel Lamont, Janet Roundell, Julie Griffith, Karen Ackerley, Cathy Kilgallon, Joanna Allen, Carly Barton and Sue Miller took on the challenge, which is now in its 22nd year.

Lancashire Telegraph: ... and the team enjoying a well deserved drink 15 hours and 21 miles later... and the team enjoying a well deserved drink 15 hours and 21 miles later

Janet Roundell, team captain and Activities Manager at Burnley Leisure and Culture, said: “A lot of our family and friends have been affected by cancer, and they received fantastic support from Macmillan.

“So, we thought it was the right thing to do and give something back and help Macmillan support other families affected by cancer.

“It was a very long and very tiring day, and we all had sore feet at the end of the challenge, but we also had lots of fun, and raised such an incredible sum for such a worthwhile cause.

“In fact, we all had such a great time that we are looking forward to doing it all again next year!”

To support the BLC staff and Towneley Ladies team’s epic golf challenge go to: https://longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/towneleyladiesandblcstaff