Accountant sticks it to late mate
JASON Giles says his late client hated golf, so in suitable spirits he organised a charity golf day in his name.
West Leederville-based Giles Partners Chartered Accountants started the Rough Rider Rudling Charity Golf Day in honour of Peter Rudling, who died of prostate cancer five years ago.
Mr Giles said Mr Rudling’s illness was “really aggressive”.
“He had a cracking sense of humour - he would have loved (the golf day),” Mr Giles said.
Mr Giles said the West Australian Golf Club in Yokine had hosted the event for four years.
The charity golf day has raised more than $31,000 for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) since 2010.
“We really want to push the awareness rather than the fundraising,” Mr Giles said.
“If five or six guys go and get themselves checked because of it, it’s a success because there’s no selfassessment for prostate cancer.”
Through registration fees and raffle tickets, Mr Giles said he hoped to raise $15,000 for PCFA.
Kim Ledger, father of late actor Heath Ledger and prostate cancer survivor, will be a guest speaker at the event on November 9.
PCFA events and office co-ordinator Amy Ward said men could find it “scary” to have their prostate checked.
“Because it is not something you can do yourself and you need to see the doctor, a lot of people put it off. If it’s detected earlier there’s a much better chance,” Ms Ward said.
Jason Giles of Giles Partners Chartered Accountants with Amy Ward, from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of WA.