Giving Back

Fidelity Life goes for gold at 100-Hole Golf Marrowthon

Every day, six New Zealanders are diagnosed with a blood cancer or related condition – that’s about 2,200 people each year. Blood cancers combined (leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma) are the fifth most common form of cancer in New Zealand. (Source.)

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) do a fantastic job of helping to improve the quality of life for patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and related blood conditions. And as the charity does not receive any government funding, it relies on fundraising events and support from individuals, companies, trusts and grants. Fidelity Life is a strong supporter of LBC and plays an active part in fundraising for the charity throughout the year.

In October we took part in the North Island Golf Marrowthon, which was held at Taupo’s exclusive Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary. It’s a huge day with players of all handicaps aiming to raise $2,500 – that’s $25 per hole – to help fund LBC’s work. A couple of our golfers, David Theunissen and Jeff Watling were keen to rise to the challenge. Over the day, they burned through 30 odd golf balls and a collective 944 golf shots, including 50 pars and three birdies!

The 28 participants collectively raised over $60,000 and David and Jeff are super keen to take on the next 100-hole challenge when it rolls around again. Great work guys!

To find out how you can do your bit to help, visit or connect with LBC on Facebook.