The charity has suggested a number of ways that golfers and clubs can help support them during this difficult time.

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Charity Marie Curie is asking golfers to help them raise much-needed funds for terminally ill patients and their families.

The organisation provides care and support for people who are dying or living with a terminal illness, caring for people both with and without coronavirus.

Marie Curie’s Community Fundraiser Holly Carey said:

"Life may be beginning to start up again. But for people with a terminal diagnosis, and families devastated by loss, there’s no going back. Our nurses, hospices and Support Line have been here through it all, day and night, seven days a week, caring for people with and without coronavirus. Right now, more people need us than ever before. With your support we can continue to help the hundreds of thousands of UK families facing terminal illness and bereavement right now."

£20 pays for one hour of Marie Curie nursing care and the charity has come up with a number of suggestions for ways that golfers can raise money now that we are back out on the course.

These ideas include:

• Pay a penalty donation for a lost ball, or for being a certain number of shots over par.

• Create a nearest the pin competition.

• Ask players to donate for free shots in their round.

• Hold an online raffle and ask the club shop if they’ll donate a prize.

• Set up a competition for everyone playing on one day with signed cards and a leader board.

For more information about how you can support Marie Curie visit

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