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Scottish Open raises £73,500 for charity

THE ARCHIE FOUNDATION is set to benefit from a big windfall after £73,500 was raised at the Scottish Open.

The charity, which operates out of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, is set to split the funds between its work at the Aberdeen hospital as well as the Children’s Ward in Inverness and the Children’s Ward in Elgin.

Several fundraising activities took place during the week of the tournament with 44 of the pros donating their Pro-Am appearance fee to the charity and a small number of places were auctioned for significant sums.

David Cunningham, CEO of the ARCHIE Foundation, said: “The incredible generosity of the players, the European Tour and the many, many individuals who bought prize draw tickets will have a lasting legacy for sick children in the North of Scotland.

“Their combined support will allow us to make an incredible difference for a number of children when they really need that help the most. We are extremely grateful to have been involved in this exciting partnership.”

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