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Former England Cricket Captain Allan Lamb is urging golf enthusiasts everywhere to join the third Barclays 72-Hole Golf Challenge and help raise £30,000 for The Children’s Society, one of Britain’s biggest children’s charities.

 This year’s Golf Challenge takes place at Frilford Heath Golf Course, Abingdon, Oxfordshire on July 28th 2000.  Participants will be following in Allan Lamb’s footsteps.  He spent nine hours and 35 minutes on the fairways last year and says, “It’s a fantastic challenge that I’d recommend to all golfers.  72 holes may seem like a hard slog, but my swing actually improved by the forth round, spurred on by the fact that it was all in aid of The Children’s Society.” 

Teams of three from any company or organisation are invited to play 72 holes of golf in a day without using buggies.  This means walking 26 miles – the equivalent of a marathon – during the course of the event, which starts at 4.30am and finishes with a buffet supper and celebrity prize giving at 9pm.  Each team member must raise a minimum of £500 for The Children’s Society. 

There will be opportunities for team members to pick up tips on improving their golf.  Their play will be videoed, then a golf pro will analyse their swing and suggest adjustments.  There will be regular breaks and food and refreshments will be supplied.  Neck and foot massages from a professional masseuse will also be provided. 

The Children’s Society works with thousands of Children, young people and their families in more than one thousand projects throughout England and Wales.  Projects include streetwork and refuges for young runaways, family centres in areas of high unemployment, independent living projects for young people leaving care and support for children with disabilities. 

If you would like more information about taking part in the Barclays Golf Challenge please telephone the event hotline on 020 7278 5769.