Scots charities boosted by hub annual golf event

A number of Scottish charities have benefited from the second annual hub South West charity golf event.

More than 90 players representing 26 companies from the hub South West supply chain took part in the event at the East Kilbride Golf Club. More than £20,000 was raised for six chosen charities, up more than 40% on the £14,150 raised last year.

Cheques for £3,345.65 have now been presented to Breast Cancer Now, CHAS, CHAP, Chris’s House, Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes and Unity Grill.

The golf day is organised by the hub Club, the networking initiative of hub South West.

“Following the success of our first charity golf day last year, we set ourselves an ambitious target to raise £20,000 in 2019, which I am delighted to say that we have exceeded,” said Michael McBrearty, chief executive of hub South West. “All of this year’s chosen charities provide vital services in their respective communities. It’s a genuine pleasure to be able to support their activities, as it reinforces the whole ethos of hub South West, which is to recycle the local pound in the delivery of economic regeneration.

“I would like to give a huge thanks to our Tier 1 construction sector contractors – Morgan Sindall, Keir, Graham and Morrison Construction – and to our other main sponsors on the day: Cruden, Ashleigh Building, GHI, CCG and Linear Design & Construct. We further appreciate the support of many others within our supply chain who provided raffle and auction prizes on the day. We would not have been able to achieve this tremendous result for our local charities without their generous backing.”