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Niall Horan launches golfing charity event

Irish singer Niall Horan has set up a golf tournament to raise money for a cancer charity.

The One Direction star and keen golfer has teamed up his good friend, English professional Justin Rose, to create the Horan & Rose Event, which will raise money for Cancer Research U.K. Kids and Teens.


Celebrities will be partnered with professionals at a pro-am tournament on 30 May (16) following a fundraising gala dinner on 29 May (16).


"I'm thrilled to team up with Justin to host our first Horan & Rose Gala event," Niall says in a statement. "It’ll be great to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK Kids and teens, a charity I feel very strongly about. As a golf fanatic teaming up with Justin, a major winner, Ryder cup hero and a great friend, is just so exciting. I can't wait for this two day event”.


On 29 May (16), Niall and Justin will hold the dinner at a secret location in London. Guests will be entertained by singer Olly Murs, enjoy food by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and the evening will be hosted by U.K. presenters Kirsty Gallagher and Gabby Logan.


"Niall and I are delighted to host this joint event in aid of CRUK kids and teens," Justin adds. "Teaming up with my good friend Niall is exciting, Niall is helping bring the game of golf to a brand new audience which will only help encourage more young people to take up the game. It's set to be a great couple of days".


Niall confirmed in February (16) that he was setting up a golf management company to seek out new U.K. sports talent with One Direction management Modest!