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Ellis launches fundraising bid following wife's scare

Matthew to raise money for new bone and soft tissue clinic

Wrexham pro Matthew Ellis has launched an appeal to raise funds to build a specialised bone and soft tissue centre at an Oswestry clinic after his wife Lois discovered a lump in her leg last June, which turned out to be a rare form of cancer.

“The dreaded word made it a very tough year for us,” revealed Ellis. “We had to cancel my 40th birthday holiday to Disneyland in Florida as she underwent an operation at the unit which is about ten miles from our Wrexham.

“The staff were fantastic. It’s a small department in a nine million catchment area but they do some amazing work. They are seeking donations to provide a new centre from the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas and bone cancer.”

 The clinic has a link with The Christie Hospital in Manchester where schoolteacher Lois completed her radiotherapy in January.

Matthew, who won the PGA Club Professionals’ Championship at Woodhall Spa in 2005, concentrates entirely on coaching through his golf psychology company Golfiq, has already added nearly £2,000 to the pot from a sponsored walk with a group of friends.

“I have signed up for the London marathon in April and as a keen runner I’m very excited. I need to raise at least £1,500 but I’m aiming for at least £3,000,” he revealed.

 He’s also organising a series of two-hour psychology seminars, as well as other events, at golf clubs in the North West and further afield if required.

“I’m hoping fellow PGA professionals will read this and stage one for me!” Matthew added. “All the money will go to the bone and soft tissue centre.”

Email matthew@golf-iq.co.uk or call 07747 445 616 for more information.

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