A pair of former Monmouth schoolboys are to take part in a golf fundraising challenge to help support the charity Prostate Cancer UK.

Jack Dargie and Connor Jenkins will participate in the Big Golf Race on Saturday July 9 at Monmouth Golf Club.

As part of their challenge, Jack and Connor will play a marathon round of four full rounds of golf starting at around 6am, encompassing 72 holes and covering 26 miles on foot without the use of golf buggies.

Both Jack and Connor are from Monmouth and attended Monmouth School for Boys. Jack now works as a professional drone pilot, whilst Connor is in the Royal Marines.

Speaking about their reasons for taking on the fundraising challenge, Jack said: “Even though we are only 25-years-old, we realise how important it is to check yourself and be aware of prostate cancer. We are doing this to raise awareness of this form of cancer as well as the excellent work Prostate Cancer UK charity does in helping those suffering.”

Prostate Cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK.

Money raised by this challenge will help fund research into life-saving treatments for prostate cancer and provide practical support to men and their families.

Having originally set up a £500 target on their Just Giving page, Jack and Connor have already surpassed their target with their total raised currently standing at over £600 and rising.

Jack added: “We would like to thank everyone for their support and kind donations, it is greatly appreciated by the both of us.”

For more information on Jack and Connor’s challenge and to donate please visit their Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-big-golf-race-2022-18268