CrossReach Golf day fundraising success
Published on 22 April, 2015
Over £5000 was raised to help young people overcome traumatic experiences, parental substance misuse, and poverty at the Moderator's Golf Challenge in East Lothian.
Rt Rev John Chalmers - himself a life-long golfer - suggested the idea following his week-long visit to Church of Scotland social care arm CrossReach last November. The money raised will go to support the work of children and family services within one of Scotland's largest social care providers.
Mr Chalmers said: "I spent a morning giving golf lessons to the boys from Ballikinrain School and on the spot decided that it would be good to raise some funds for Crossreach.
"84 players came along. A lot of these players were unaware of the work the Church of Scotland – through CrossReach – does outside of their congregations.
"It has been a fantastic event and I'd like to thank all of the people at CrossReach who made it happen."
Craigielaw Golf Club in Aberlady was the venue. Mr Chalmers – using his golf connections – was able to get two of the best known figures on the Scottish golf circuit. Bill Lockie, one of the best golf teachers in Scotland and John McTear, a former PGA Senior Champion, helped raise the level of play.