AN amateur golfer has supported a family who are battling cancer by taking part in a 72 hole challenge to raise money for a charity.

Michaela Morphew who lives with her husband Ian in Wooden Hill, Bracknell has been fighting cancer for eight years, after its returned for a "frustrating" fourth time.

Ben Willoughby was touched by his friends story and wanted to help raise awareness of the disease by setting up a golf fundraiser challenge by raising money for Cancer Research UK.

The construction worker who worked alongside Ian started the golf challenge at 5.30am this morning and is set to finish 72 holes at 7.30pm this evening.

Ian Morphew, who is caddying for Ben, said: "Ben has sorted everything. Downshire have been first class, it has been absolutely amazing and when Ben popped round to say what he wanted to do, Michaela got quite emotional.

"To me, this means that people care and people are thinking of us and this horrible disease. "We have been married for 30 years, she is my life but her strength keeps me going."

Michaela developed breast cancer in 2011 and after her yearly check ups, her cancer came back and spread to her ovaries.

Currently, she is having trial chemotherapy and is 'keeping strong' despite the hard work that comes with battling cancer.

Downshire Golf Complex in Wokingham kindly let the golfer play free of charge and has provided drinks for the pair throughout the day.

The fundraiser is expected to raise around £2,000 which will help towards Michaela's treatment and raise awareness of cancer.

Michaela is also planning on hosting her own fundraising event at Ascot Racecourse where a team of people will walk the race course for 24 hours.