28/05/2019

Carrington Dean swings into action for charity

28/05/2019

Carrington Dean swings into action for charity

SHARE THIS

Photography by: George Munro at the Greenock Telegraph

The rain didn’t dampen spirits at the second annual Carrington Dean charity golf day as players took to the greens to raise cash for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Shelter yesterday (May 27).

Eighteen teams swung into action at Gourock Golf Club in the charity extravaganza which saw sports stars Andy Goram, Rab Douglas, Sean Crighton, David Hutton, Gary Harkins, Ludo Roy swap footballs for golf balls while Carrington Dean Ambassador Gail Porter joined in the fun.

It was a day of stellar sportsmanship as players vied not only for the champion title but also hoped to take home the coveted £10,000 hole in one prize on the seventh. However, despite lady luck not being on anyone’s side to take home the big prize there was plenty of other goodies on offer.

From hospitality football tickets at Liverpool Football Club to exclusive tickets to Still Game at the SSE Hydro courtesy of Capital Radio and a flurry of other prizes, guests enjoyed a lively auction and raffle. What’s more, the top three teams also enjoyed golfing goods including towels and ball sets, t-shirts and golf bags.

Speaking of the event, organiser Danny Knox said: “Once again the Carrington Dean and Creditfix annual golf day has been a resounding success.

“The weather might have been a bit of a wash out later in the afternoon but it was amazing to see the players didn’t let it dampen their spirits. We had 90 people join us for a great competition and we really appreciate everyone taking the time to support two amazing organisations.

“Huge thanks to all of our players, celebrities and Gourock Golf Club for their support and to everyone who donated prizes to the raffle and auction prizes.

“Creditfix and Carrington Dean have pledged to raise a combined total of £20,000 for our nominated charities Shelter and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and the golf day plays an integral part in helping us achieve that goal.

“The total is still being calculated, however, we’re hoping to smash last year’s total of £3,500.”

Latest Articles

12/12/2019

Living standards questioned as over 270k Scots turn to their local Citizens Advice

More than 270,000 Scots have turned to their local Citizens Advice this past year, with 44% cases relating to benefits, new figures have revealed. Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed in its latest annual report, ...

08/07/2020

Covid-19 – Rishi Sunak unveils new measures to boost economy in summer statement

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced a package of fresh measures to bolster the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus and shield furloughed workers from redundancy. Headlining the Chancellor’s summer budget statement is a new £1,000 ...

23/06/2020

Financial honeymoon period coming to an end?

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has sent its clearest message yet, that the financial honeymoon period that has characterised much of the start of the COVID-19 Crisis, is now coming to ...

16/06/2020

Applications for School Age Payments open

Parents or carers of children preparing to start school are being encouraged to apply for a £250 support grant. The one-off School Age Payment is currently open to eligible families with a child born between ...