Football personalities, from north and south of the border teed off recently with Celtic legend John Hartson in a charity golf challenge to aid the fight against testicular cancer. Sporting outfits supplied by Scottish clothing brand, Royal & Awesome, stars including Strictly Come Dancing favourite and former Wales international Robbie Savage, England’s Alan Shearer and Ian Wright, and former Liverpool hardman Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock were among those playing in the first John Hartson Foundation golf day in Scotland. Hartson set up the Foundation following his 2009 battle with testicular cancer which spread to his lungs and brain and left him fighting for life.
The event held at the exclusive Carrick on Loch Lomond golf course also saw Celtic manager Neil Lennon, his assistant Johan Mjallby, and former ‘Hoops’ Frank McAvennie, Murdo MacLeod and Alan Stubbs take part to help a great cause.
Hartson, sporting sponsor Royal and Awesome’s distinctive ‘pink ticket’ apparel, said, “I’m delighted by the support we’ve had for the first John Hartson Foundation Golf Day we’ve held in Scotland and hope this will be the first of many. We’re not only raising funds, but spreading the word about testicular cancer and the importance of checking yourself by getting our ‘Grab Life by the Balls’ message out there.”
Further details at: www.johnhartsonfoundation.co.uk