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Thieves target charity golfer

12.05am 30th September 2005 - People

Golfer David Sullivan, raising funds for disabled and disadvantaged children with a record-breaking 1,100-mile game of golf, has been targeted by thieves en route to Lands End.
After teeing off in John O‘Groats on 20th August, David had struck his ball all the way to Salford before opportunist criminals struck on Monday night. His support car was broken in to and vital equipment including golf clubs, a GPS navigation system and camcorder were taken as David took a much-needed rest.
David, who is undertaking the challenge to support The Variety Club children’s charity, had been keeping a video diary to help him write a book on his experience. Proceeds from the sale of the book were to go to The Variety Club and the Orpheus Centre. David was also hoping to set up a golfing charity.
“To say I am gutted is an understatement,” he said. “Since I began this challenge I have had to overcome countless obstacles, but I will not give up. I only ask for the return of my video so that I can achieve my goal of writing an account of my golfing adventures.”
Anthony Harris, Chief Barker at The Variety Club said, “David has put two years of his life into this fundraising record attempt to help The Variety Club support sick, disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK, and we urge any individuals or companies who can help David get back on track to please get in touch with us.”
David is now hoping to continue his trip. If successful, he will earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the longest hole, plus £250,000 for the Orpheus Centre and The Variety Club. Anybody wishing to contact David and help provide vital support with donations can do so via
or by his email

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