Golf-loving Trust boss to play sport non-stop for 16 hours for Health Stars

A golf-loving NHS boss is to play the sport non-stop for 16 hours on the longest day of the year in a bid to raise £5,000 for her organisation’s charity.

Michele Moran, Chief Executive of Humber NHS Foundation Trust, will complete as many par three holes in the HU postcode area as she can to help Health Stars.

Her challenge will involve playing 53 holes on 14 courses – a minimum of 7,627 yards (6,974 metres) of golf – between sunrise and sunset on the summer solstice, 21 June.

Ms Moran said: “I’m hoping practice makes perfect and I’ll be able to join the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour when I’ve finished. It’s a good job I like golf!

“Joking aside, Health Stars does such a marvellous job for our patients and staff that I jumped at the chance when its staff asked me to help.

“It’s going to be a great challenge but I’ll hopefully get into the swing quickly and complete as many holes as I can.”

Ms Moran will tee off at 4.24am in Cherry Burton before moving on to Beverley, Hornsea, Withernsea, Burstwick, Ganstead and Sutton Park.

She will then play at Springhead, Skidby, Cottingham, Kirk Ella, Hessle and Brough before finishing at Cave Castle at 8.25pm.

A support vehicle will transport Ms Moran between courses while golf carts and experts will offer support as she plays each hole.

At the end of the challenge, devised by HEY Smile Foundation, Trust colleagues will tot up her score and toast her achievement at the FootGolf course in Hull.

Jenny Preston, Health Stars’ Manager, said: “We’re delighted Michele has agreed to help. She’s a really good sport.

“Hopefully, her efforts will raise a significant sum of money which we can then use to deliver one of our key projects.”

Ms Moran is a decent golfer and is rumoured to have been ‘tutored’ by US Masters champion Danny Willett.

She plays regularly near her home and occasionally puts her game to the test on holiday.

Anyone who would like to sponsor her can do so via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/michelemoran