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Arthur, 96, completes challenge in memory of wife and daughter

A 96-year-old Bull Bay member has completed a fundraising challenge to spend the second half of August walking the length of the Anglesey-based course to raise money for cancer research.

Arthur Jump has been raising money for this cause, after losing both his wife and daughter to cancer. His story has also featured on S4Cs Heno and BBC Radio Wales, as well as in the North Wales Chronicle and Daily Post.

Arthur is a former captain, president and is now an honorary vice-president of the Amlwch club and has been a member there since 1966.

He heartbreakingly lost his wife, Jean, on Valentine’s Day 2003 and then his daughter and often golfing partner, Sue, also on Valentine’s Day in 2012, both to cancer.

Arthur’s love for his late wife is immensely evident when he talks about their time together with the many stories of their adventures through life; and his pride for his daughter Sue, who was an extremely successful golfer, including her appointment as Curtis Cup team manager for Great Britain, which shines through when he speaks of her.

Despite limited mobility, following a nasty fall earlier in the year, Arthur walked the 5.6km with his trusty stick and the company of some members of the club to spur him on.

He started his walk on August 10 and walked a hole each day before finishing on the 18th hole on his 96th birthday on August 28.

At the time of print, Arthur’s fundraising had reached £4,639.

To sponsor Arthur, visit www.gofundme.com/f/arthurs-bull-bay-golf-club-fundraising-walk