Calling all golfers: fancy a trip to Portugal?

Aileen Stewart, Borders fundraising manager for MacMillian
Aileen Stewart, Borders fundraising manager for MacMillian

Borders golfers are being offered the chance to take on what Macmillan Cancer Support has billed “one of the world’s toughest golfing challenges”.

The charity is looking for teams to play a 16-hour, 20-mile and 72-hole game of golf.

Teams can take part at their local golf course, with the four top sides with highest scores and sponsorship totals heading to the Boavista Golf Resort in Portugal to play for the Longest Day Golf Trophy.

Macmillan is hoping golfers across the UK will raise more than £330,000 to help the charity fund its cancer services.

Macmillan’s fundraising manager in the Borders, Aileen Stewart, said: “This challenge is always hugely popular with golfers so we hope we’ll get a few last-minute entries.

“All you need to do to take part is get a team together, pick a day to take on the challenge and book a time at a course.

“Everyone who takes part has the chance of being taken to Portugal to play on a wonderful course in a stunning area.

“The money raised from this challenge will help Macmillan support people affected by cancer in the Borders, so you’ve never had a better excuse to get out onto the course.”

For more information or to register, visit, call 020 7840 4614 or email