The Jersey Branch of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is to hold its biannual golf day at La Moye Golf Club, Jersey on Friday 24th September 2010. This year, the event has a new sponsor in Appleby, one of the leading providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services with 12 offices globally.

Not only is 2010 Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research's 50th anniversary, but this year's golf match will be extra special given that Alastair Campbell, the charity’s Chairman of Fundraising will be playing with one of Appleby's teams on the day. Alastair Campbell is best known for his years as communications director for former Prime Minister Tony Blair, for whom he worked from 1994 to 2003. Prior to Number 10, Alastair had enjoyed a long and successful career as a journalist, serving as political editor of the Daily Mirror. He has devoted considerable time and effort to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research following the death of his best friend John Merritt from leukaemia in 1992. John’s daughter Ellie also died of the disease six years later.

The day will see 26 teams, each with four players, play 18 holes of golf, commencing with a shot gun start at 9.00am. The winning team will take home the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Team Trophy. The game with be followed by lunch, presentation and a charity raffle to raise further funds for the charity.

Christine Rowland – Committee Member of the Jersey Branch for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, says “We are especially delighted to announce that we have a new major sponsor for this event in Appleby. Without their help it would be almost impossible to stage an event of this kind. We are also pleased that Alastair Campbell has agreed to play in the competition. We are looking forward to what should be an excellent day.”

Michael O’Connell – Managing Partner of the Appleby Jersey office, says “When the opportunity to take on the sponsorship of this event came up, we jumped at the opportunity. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research continues to be a leader in the field of blood cancer research and their work continues to change people’s lives everyday. We hope our sponsorship will go a little way towards helping Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research continuing their excellent work.”