Ac­coun­tant sticks it to late mate

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

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Ja­son Giles of Giles Part­ners Char­tered Ac­coun­tants with Amy Ward, from the Prostate Can­cer Foundation of WA.

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