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Carrington Dean swings into action for charity
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.”