Cookstown-based construction and development company McAleer & Rushe has raised £15,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through a marathon golf challenge.

Macmillan provides invaluable therapists, nurses, benefits advisors and support line workers who make sure people living with cancer have the best team in their corner and no one has to face cancer alone.

McAleer & Rushe has a proud tradition of supporting charities that support people with cancer, and as a fundraising idea the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge had particular appeal, as many in the firm are also keen golfers.

Starting at5.30am and finishing at 8.15pm the marathon challenge of four rounds of golf in one day at Killymoon was tackled with gusto by Avril Marshall, John Canavan and Declan McLogan on 31st July.

This was followed by a dance and auction in October and was a great success and £11,500 was raised on the night. McAleer & Rushe Chairman Seamus McAleer and Chief executive Eamonn Laverty contributed a further £3,500 taking the total amount to £15,000.

Declan McLogan, McAleer & Rushe Director of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality who arranged the fundraising events said:

“With more than 53,000 steps we covered 24 miles to complete the 72 holes. Macmillan is a very worthy cause. We have all known too many people whose lives have been affected cancer and know the tremendous support that Macmillan nurses provide”.