Sep 16 2011 by Gordon Bannerman, Perthshire Advertiser Friday
Craigie Hill golf charity day
A CRAIGIE Hill Charity Golf Day has raised more than £40,000 since it was first teed-up back in 1999.
The latest sold-out event generated £5000 for various charities.
Organiser Hugh MacMaster said: “It all started out with a group of friends at the Hill who wanted to have a fun day out on the golf course and at the same time raise money for local good causes. It is now a permanent fixture on the Craigie Hill calendar and 25 teams took part last month.”
Among the organisations to benefit have been Guide Dogs for the Blind, MacMillan Cornhill, Breast Cancer Research, CHAS, SHIP, Riding for the Disabled, Cherrybank School and children’s charity CCLASP.
This year’s event was blessed by decent weather and a superb turn-out at The Hill.
Hugh and his wife Margaret were delighted with the sum generated by the big-hearted golfers.
Ailsa MacGregor, of joint sponsor Farquhar the printers, handed over a £2500 cheque to Val Simpson of CCLASP. A cheque for £1500 is being forwarded to Cornhill and another £1000 has been gifted to Kidney Research PRI.
Hugh said: “This year we held a draw among teams taking part and two of them were invited to select local charities. With team members having loved ones undergoing treatment at PRI and Cornhill we were glad to donate money to both.”
The other main sponsors of the day were local jewellers Graham and Christine Mitchell, who generously donated a watch for the “Nearest The Pin” prize.
Various other local businesses backed the fundraiser, with money also generated by an auction and raffle.