AN annual charity golf event set up to honour the memory of an Ashbourne man who died of cancer is set to take place this weekend.
The 16th Mick Grundy memorial golf tournament, which will raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust, will take place on Sunday at Ashbourne Golf Club.
The event has raised £31,800 since its inception after Mr Grundy passed away, aged 29, in May 1998.
Organiser Jimmy Feeney said: “We are holding the next competition at Ashbourne this sunday and have a few spaces for teams.
“The charity golf event is the 16th Mick Grundy memorial golf tournament and will raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
“This is the 16th Annual competition which has so far raised £31,800 for the trust.
“The 2012 competition raised £2,600.
“Mick Grundy was an accomplished golfer, a member of Ashbourne Golf Club, who represented Derbyshire 50 times but died prematurely from leukaemia in 1998.”
Mr Grundy, from Shirley, was a scratch golfer before he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
The trust receives no government funding and is entirely reliant upon fund-raising activity to provide life-saving opportunities.
This event comes at a time that the News Telegraph is urging people to support the trust as part of its Take Five Minutes campaign.
The campaign was launched after wife of editor Stephen Sinfield, Katherine, was struck down by leukaemia.
She is now working with the trust in a bid to find a bone marrow transplant in a bid to save her life.
A small number of spaces are still available for this competition for teams of four with a shot-gun start at 1pm.
Anyone who would like to take part is urged to call Jimmy Feeney on 01332 248918 or Andrew Smith on 01335 347960.
More information on the trust is available by heading online to www.anthonynolan.org/