Open Links for Christmas


The perfect golfing gift

The perfect golfing gift

Finding the perfect Christmas present can be hard, but help is at hand with ‘Open Links’, a witty page-turner written by comedian and writer Dominic Holland to benefit blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.

The novel is set at the Open Championship telling the story of a journeyman professional golfer who has the round of his career on the greatest stage of them all. It is a life-affirming story of hope, family and endeavour; a fairy-tale that will resonate with everyone, but particularly those who still dare to dream.  

‘Open Links’ was the first ever e-novel to be published by a charity and costs £2.50 on Amazon. The paperback is available on Ebay for just £4.99,  or for a limited time only why not buy a gift set which also includes an Anthony Nolan T-shirt, canvas bag and pin badge for £10?

One hundred per cent of the proceeds will go to Anthony Nolan which uses its register to match potential stem cell donors to blood cancer patients in desperate need of a stem cell transplant. It also carries out vital research to make stem cell transplants more successful, and supports patients through their transplant journey. 

Dominic said: ‘To be able to combine three of my passions – supporting the amazing work of Anthony Nolan, writing and golf – is quite incredible. For every person who buys this book, you’ll not only get a good read but you will have also improved the lives of people with blood cancer. How many books can do that?

‘Being able to save someone's life is remarkable and a privilege and that’s why Anthony Nolan deserves our support and our thanks.’

Golf writer Matt Cooper added: 'This fantastic book will make a great gift for any golfing enthusiasts. It features cameos from the stars of the game and well-known pundits too. The storyline of a golfer playing the tournament of his life at The Open certainly resonates after this year's exploits by Andrew 'Beef' Johnston and Matthew Southgate.'

Henny Braund, Chief Executive of Anthony Nolan, said: ‘It is a simple equation; the more people who receive ‘Open Links’ in their Christmas stocking this year, the more lives we can save.

‘Every book will help us pay for more people to join the Anthony Nolan register. And every donor on the register could be the lifesaving match someone whose only chance of life is a stem cell transplant.’

For more information or to purchase a hardcopy of the book, visit the website or go to Amazon to buy an e-edition.


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