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Kilmacolm golfers chip in for Quarriers

October 6, 2014

Before heading to Gleneagles, the Ryder Cup trophy was at Kilmacolm Golf Club as members presented Quarriers, an Official Charity of The 2014 Ryder Cup, with a donation of £13,000.

Bringing an extra special element to the Club's Ryder Cup Summer Ball, the trophy visit and donation were part of the club's participation in The 2014 Ryder Cup Charity Challenge. The Challenge has been open to golf clubs across Scotland, with participating clubs receiving general admission Season Passes for the Match at Gleneagles in exchange for raising funds on behalf of the Official Charities – Friends of St Margaret's Hospital, Perth & Kinross Disability Sport and Quarriers.

As well as the Ball, the club held numerous fundraising events and activities throughout the season, including social events, golf competitions, auctions and draws across the entire club to raise the generous total which will go towards Quarriers' 2014 Ryder Cup Appeal.

The money raised by Kilmacolm for the Appeal will help Quarriers' pioneering Coaching for Life initiative which offers support and guidance for young people who are facing disadvantages such as homelessness, leaving care, emotional trauma and neglected education. Through the initiative, participating young people work with a dedicated Life Coach towards a more positive future, focusing on everything from participating in new activities to finding education or employment opportunities.

Quarriers' Ryder Cup Appeal is helping the charity deliver the initiative across the country, providing life changing opportunities for hundreds of young people.

Trish Godman, Chair of Quarriers' Board of Trustees, said: “Kilmacolm Golf Club and its members have shown such fantastic support for our 2014 Ryder Cup Appeal and we are extremely grateful for their efforts and generosity.

“Not every young person has the best start to life and the Appeal, which will help fund our Coaching for Life initiative, has the potential to have a significant impact and ensure The 2014 Ryder Cup has a lasting legacy on Scotland's young people.”

Malcolm McDonald, Captain at The Kilmacolm Golf Club, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Quarriers, our local Charity and one of the Official Charities of The 2014 Ryder Cup – one of the world's most prestigious sporting events.

“Quarriers is a fantastic Charity giving kids who have had a difficult start the opportunities to improve their life chances and our members have pulled out all the stops in raising funds for the charity's 2014 Ryder Cup Appeal. The Coaching for Life initiative is a very worthy cause and one which we're very proud to be supporting.

“We have hosted numerous events throughout the season and the Ball Committee worked tirelessly to make the Grand Ball a great success as well. The auction was particularly well received and I would like to thank Brian Clements, owner and MD of McTears Auctioneers, for his excellent delivery on the night.”

There are a range of ways to get involved with Quarriers and its Coaching for Life initiative, including corporate support, charity adoption, matchfunding, volunteering, event attendance and sponsorship. For more information please visit www.quarriers.org.uk .








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