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Finchley golfer plays four rounds for Royal Free Hospital
A Finchley golfer is to play four rounds in a day to raise money for the Royal Free Hospital.
Gareth Murcutt, 50, a renal technical manager at the Hampstead hospital, will take on the challenge at Hendon Golf Club on Friday.
He hopes to raise £2,000 to help fund the Acute Kidney Injury Unit which is being planned for the Royal Free.
Mr Murcutt will start the first round at 6am and is hoping to be finished by 8pm.
During the day he will have to walk almost 25 miles to get round the course.
In each round Mr Murcutt will play members of the golf club who are supporting the event.
In the third round he will be playing against Hendon Golf Club chairman, and kidney transplant patient, Andrew Hoffbrand.
Mr Hoffbrand received a kidney from his wife Debbie who will be caddying for Mr Murcutt on Friday.
The golfer said: “Over my 16 years at the Royal Free I have seen the fantastic work that the Royal Free Kidney Patients’ Association does in supporting the trust’s renal services department and patients.
“This is my way of giving something back to them.”
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/garethgolf