Thursday 12th April 2012
Fundraiser Jamie Kennedy is preparing to tee off for the ultimate golf challenge to raise thousands of pounds for children with life-limiting illnesses.
The golf enthusiast will be playing 10 rounds in one day in a bid to raise £10,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children fighting life-threatening conditions.
Jamie, 26, will be teeing off at the Mortonhall Golf Club in Edinburgh at 4am on June 27 and playing 180 holes on the par-72 course.
During the day he will walk about 52 miles and climb more than 5,000ft, equal to climbing Ben Nevis.
Jamie said: "I have done charity runs, 10km and half marathons in the past. While they are certainly testing, they have become pretty common and with my passion for golf, I wanted to think of something equally testing on the course."
He will be documenting his training and progress during the challenge in a blog.
He said: "It felt like a natural way to let people know how seriously I am taking the challenge and keep them updated with my practice, training, fundraising etc. My hope is that people will enjoy following my training and that the support will be reflected in the money I raise."
Jamie is also holding a masquerade-themed fundraising dinner at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel on May 11, which will feature speakers, prizes and raffles.
He has also become an official volunteer for Make-A-Wish and will train with the charity to visit families and help with events.
To read the blog and donate visit http://www.10roundsinaday.blogspot.co.uk.