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Five-figure donation boost for Scottish Open charity

By Andrew Dixon

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Castle Stuart links course hosted the Barclays Scottish Open
Castle Stuart links course hosted the Barclays Scottish Open

Scottish Open.BarclaysMORE than £30,000 was raised for Action for Children at Castle Stuart during last week’s

Spearheading the charity fundraising was the Barclays Birdie Pledge, with Barclays Capital pledging £10 for every birdie, £50 for every eagle and £100 for every albatross scored during the golf tournament, which was won by the sport’s number one world-ranked player Luke Donald.

The pledge was supported by the Tour Players Foundation — the charitable arm of The European Tour — with nearly £24,000 raised as a result of the 1,608 birdies and 54 eagles scored on the course by the star-studded field of professionals.

That figure was supplemented by donations made by the spectators through collections in the tented village and a silent auction, which added more than £6,000 to the money — taking the overall total to £30,770.67.

, group manager of the charity’s children’s services for Scotland.Darlington Capital, The European Tour and the players for raising such a fantastic total, which we are extremely grateful for and will use to further our work with the vulnerable and neglected children of Scotland," said Ann Barclays"We would like to thank

Championship director Peter Adams was proud of the amount raised considering wet weather during the event caused the competition to be shortened.

Capital managing director Simon Eaton was also delighted by the donation total.Barclays

.Nairn branches and one in InvernessAction for Children works with vulnerable, disadvantaged, abused, neglected children, young people and their families, running two

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