Big names turn up in numbers to raise money
A wide variety of Scottish sporting legends turned up at The Carrick in August to play in the second annual Scottish Legends Golf Day in support of St Andrew’s First Aid and raised a fantastic total of over £13,000.
Sportsmen and women from fields such as football, rugby and boxing as well as the sporting media congregated on the banks of Loch Lomond and were each assigned a team of three to play in as they competed on the par-71 course. Those taking part included Frank McAvennie, Tony Stanger, Alison Walker, Ian Murray, Frank Hadden, Andy Walker, Derek Johnstone, Jim Delahunt, Jim Watt, Steven Turnbull, Gordon Dalziel and Peter Houston.
Each Scottish legend completed the fourball for each team and became the team captain in the hope of finishing on top. The day began with teams enjoying coffee and bacon rolls in the clubhouse before a shotgun start.
Afterwards, the teams returned to the clubhouse where the winning team were presented with their trophies by Michelle Watt, daughter of boxing legend Jim.
The event was a great success and raised over £13,000 for St Andrew’s First Aid. The charity is Scotland’s only dedicated First Aid charity and has been one of the country’s preferred First Aid providers for over 130 years. They aim to preserve the lives of people across Scotland through high standard training and education initiatives, and emergency First Aid at public events.
After their round, St Andrew’s First Aid chief executive Stuart Callison delivered a short presentation before the guests tucked into a three course dinner and participated in a sporting related charity auction. After the meal, they were all entertained by guest speaker Willie Allan who brought the night to a close.
“We are delighted to have had so many well known Scottish sporting legends support our second annual Scottish Legends Golf Day,” said Callison following the conclusion of the day. “Due to the success of the event, we were able to raise just over £13,000 in vital funds for our charity. This will help us to continue our life-saving work throughout Scotland.
“Without the support of the legends and the guests who attended, this wouldn’t have been possible. On behalf of St Andrew’s First Aid, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to all those who helped us raise such a substantial amount.”