Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Above par fundraisin­g


St Andrew’s Hospice benefited from a bumper donation thanks to the most successful golf day hosted by charity supporter Mears Group in a decade of support.

The maintenanc­e company has been supporting the Airdrie hospice for a decade, and raised £22,500 during the sporting spectacula­r hosted at Pollok golf club.

It was supported by firms from across their supply chain, with the host club donating raffle and auction prizes while profession­al Scott Garrett of Affordable Golf lent his support by donating his fee to St Andrew’s and by hosting a “beat the pro” competitio­n.

Mears managing director Barry Duncan said: “our annual golf day is always a great event and last year we raised our highest ever amount for the hospice, which is absolutely fantastic.

“We’ve been supporting the hospice for the past 10 years, and every time we work with them, I am blown away by the incredible work they do. I want to thank everyone who made this such a successful event.”

A further £500 went to the Beatson cancer charity, chosen by Pollok golf club, and Mr Duncan added: “we’re also pleased to support the Beatson charity which provides such a vital service to people across Scotland.”

Hospice deputy head of fundraisin­g Louise O’donnell said: “we’re so grateful that Mears chose the hospice to benefit from the money raised at the golf day and for everything they continue to do to make a difference to local people when they need it most.

“The dedication from Mears and their staff has helped to support local people that are cared for by the hospice in the communitie­s we serve, and the contributi­on and commitment from everyone at Mears has been sensationa­l.”

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