Competitors at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club charity contest in aid of Cancer Research UK in running to win new car
GOLFING enthusiasts are flocking to chip in to a great cause on an acclaimed course – and putting themselves in line to drive away with a brand new car into the bargain.
The Black Isle branch of Cancer Research UK is setting the scene for another golf day fundraiser at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club next month, hoping to top the remarkable £17,000 the event brought in last year.
More than 20 teams have already signed up for the May 10 event which will see the local branch again play its part funding cutting-edge research towards a breakthrough in treatment.
A hole-in-one on the 18th could see one lucky player pick up the keys to a new car offered as a prize by Autovision of Inverness.
The event has secured sponsorship from Ark Estates, Upland Properties, Alba Service and Supply Ltd plus a number of hole sponsors with participating teams of four contributing a £500 entry fee.
An auction in the clubhouse for the charity after the event will be followed by a dinner at the club’s Chanterelle Restaurant.
The Black Isle committee’s secretary Anne Maciver and fellow organiser Edith McKnight voiced delight with the response to the competition and thanked sponsors, and supporters, including David Tuach and Pauline Fox, for their help.
Carrie Lennon, local fundraising manager, said it promises to be “an incredible day” raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK which is involved in cutting-edge research.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a branded hole or checking on availability of spaces to enter a team can do so by contacting Pauline Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Maciver.