Jan Collins

Jan Collins

Garden Golf Challenge - 1000 holes in 28 days


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]90 year old Jan Collins with stage 4 prostate cancer kicked off his Garden Golf Challenge last week to raise money for Marie Curie and the STV Children’s Appeal. Jan set a target of 1000 holes Golf in his garden by his 91st birthday on June 10th but has now decided to bring the date forward to 28th May when Scottish golf courses reopen. He is playing golf all day til 9pm with a power nap after lunch to conserve his energy. GolPhin, who make kids golf clubs and organise school golf programmes have designed and set up a golf course in his garden with 5 holes of 40 yards each. [/p][p]Track his progress [url=http://bmdata.co.uk/garden_golf.html]here[/url].[/p][p]Jan said ‘I am delighted to be playing golf again during lockdown and doing it in a way to raise funds to help people who are suffering such hardship from Coronavirus particularly those suffering from terminal illnesses and children living in poverty.’[/p][p]With the cancellation of social fund-raising events and closure of shops, Marie Curie need funding more than ever to provide vital care to people with terminal illnesses. The STV Childrens Appeal is raising critical funds to help children living in poverty who have been hit worst than others by the Coronavirus crisis.[/p][p]Jan was diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer in August 2015 and is still undergoing treatment. He is a keen golfer and a member of Prestwick, Royal Troon, and Turnberry golf clubs. He is a trustee of the Scottish Junior Sports and Heath Trust and raised over £80,000 for them last summer by organising the Ayrshire Grand Golf Ball at Trump Turnberry. Jan has also been a keen tennis player and won the 85 and over Seniors Wimbledon Championship in 2014.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

10 Jun 2020


Aug 11, 2020

David Howard

Hope not too late!


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 27, 2020

Emma von Hof

Well done Jan!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2020

Kate Anderson

Marie Curie are in total gratitude to you for your innovative and fun challenge of raising a wonderful total. What’s the next challenge?!


Jun 24, 2020

Kate and Angus Carrick-Buchanan

Go Jan. Hope it will be a tennis challenge next time!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2020

Jayne McClenaghan

As a Marie Curie nurse in N.Ireland I am amazed at what you are doing to help us do our job


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2020



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2020

Amy Garrett

Congratulations on another incredible achievement Jan. Continuing to inspire! Amy


Jun 5, 2020

Morris Thompson

Jun 4, 2020


Jan has been an inspiration to me, ever since I started playing tennis at the age of 7. Well done, Jan!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2020


Congratulations Jan on completing an exceptional challenge


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