Pro-Am equals highest amount raised for Scottish Charities
The Pro-Am and associated events including the ladies section fund raising events, this year equalled the most they have raised in any year raising a total of £12,000.
The amount raised will be shared equally between the two nominated charities - The Beatson Cancer Charity and Alzheimers Scotland.
As well as the Pro-Am day itself, other events including a sportsmans dinner, Ladies Open Day, a fashion show, a tribute night and various raffles and auctions contributed to the significant total.
Kathleen McLaren, Retail Fundraising Manager at Beatson Cancer Charity and Marilyn Boyd, Community Fundraiser with Alzheimer Scotland received the money from Ladies Captain Anne Sharp at a presentation at the club.
Since its inception over 30yrs ago the Pro-Am has raised in excess of £320k, making it one of the most successful club Pro-Am’s in Scotland. Club Captain Gareth Rees commenting on the year's success said “It's very gratifying that the work put in by a number of people at the club can result in such a significant amount of money being presented to two charities with which people in this area of the West of Scotland have a close affinity and appreciation of what they do for people in need. The successful outcome has only been possible due to a lot of work by the Pro-Am and Ladies committees and individual members of staff. A big thank you to them all and everyone who gave money or contributed in any way.”
Both the charities expressed their appreciation, and explained how the money would help their respective charities to fulfil their role within local Scottish communities.
Pictured at the presentation (from l to r) Pro-Am Committee Chairman John Young, Marilyn Boyd of Alzheimer Scotland, Ladies Captain Anne Sharp, Kathleen McLaren of Beatson Cancer Charity and Club Captain Gareth Rees.