Accountant Tees Off For Charity Challenge

Posted on August 3, 2016 - Business News, News

An employee from Chorley-based accountancy practice, Abrams Ashton, put his handicap of just one to the test by taking part in the Longest Golf Day Challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Chartered accountant, Nick Baxter, joined three golf buddies at Bolton Golf Club to play 72 holes, equivalent to four rounds, non-stop.

Teeing off at 6.30am, the quartet took around 14 hours to complete the challenge, walking more than 20 miles and hitting approximately 300 shots each as they battled against the British weather.

Nick 31, a client manager with Abrams Ashton has been with the firm for more than two years. Always a keen golfer Nick has previously worked in the industry spending a year in Tampa, Florida before returning home to attend university.

A member of Bolton Golf Club, Nick was one of the youngest players to win the Annual club Championship and has since received the crown a further two times.

Nick said: “So many people are and have been touched by the work that Macmillan does and the Longest Golf Day Challenge was our way of contributing towards helping the charity to support the rising number of people that are living with cancer in the UK.

“I want to say a huge thank you to all my colleagues, clients, family and friends for their donations and continued support.”

The team has so far raised more than £1,500 for one of Britain’s largest cancer charities. To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nick-Baxter1

Last year’s event saw more than 2,000 teams across the UK take part and raise £1million for people affected by cancer.