Date: July 19, 2018
Author: Noel Rowsell

Leonay GC set to support cancer charity

Leonay Golf Club will be hosting the Col Roffe Memorial Charity Golf Day for Prostate Cancer on August 18, continuing its outstanding and ongoing involvement with charities in the Nepean and Blue Mts districts.

The Golf Club has donated in excess of $50,000 to various charities since 2004, and 2018 marks the second straight year it will support Prostate Cancer survivors.

This insidious disease kills an average 3,200 men per year in Australia, yet there is still a disturbing reluctance in the community to not only recognise the illness but also take proactive steps to tackle the problem in the early stages.

The Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the third Monday of each month at 6.30pm at St Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall in High Street Penrith, offering support and a valuable resource to both men and their partners.

The Support Group has enjoyed a successful year, as demonstrated by the attendances at meetings, the quality speakers and the community activities, including fund-raising.

President David Wilkinson said the club had received a lot of new members join this year and while membership growth is important for any organisation, the support group through reluctant membership, as all or most of the men had been diagnosed with the disease.

“I trust that all men and their partners visiting us for the first time have found us welcoming and are encouraged by knowing that they are not alone,” he said.

Mr Wilkinson also highlighted the number of community service activities the support group had become involved in across the region.

“During this year our membership has continued to serve the community through various awareness and/or fund raising events such as Bunning’s Sausage Sizzles, The Cancer Wellness Support (formerly The Nepean Valley/Blue Mountains Cancer Help) Sunshine Day, the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, Dragons Abreast, the Cancer Council Penrith Relay for Life, Australia Day Celebrations at Glenbrook Park and the Health Tent at Hawkesbury Relay for Life”

“We also represented the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) at the inaugural Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo with PCFA's new partner New Holland,” he added.

Enquiries to the Nepean/Blue Mts PCSG at or contacting the Secretary at

Golfers wishing to play in the Charity Day can contact the Leonay GC Pro Shop on 47355300. 



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