Golf Day Windfall for Charities

First published on 25 July 2019 by Tayvista Ltd
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The 2019 edition of the M&S Accountancy and Taxation charity golf day has broken all previous records. The event, which took place at the Forrester Park Resort in Cairneyhill on Friday 7thJune, raised an incredible £4,800 for this year’s chosen causes: Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) and ‘Connecting Communities’: a British Red Cross initiative to support the lonely and isolated.

Kirsty Moran from CHAS (pictured on the right) and Mary Ann Barr of British Red Cross (left) attended our offices on Wednesday 24thJuly, where they were each presented with half of the money by M&S Accountancy and Taxation Director Stewart McKinnon.

Both Kirsty and Mary Ann expressed how overwhelmed their respective charities are by the generosity of everyone who contributed, with each explaining that much can be done with such sizable donations:

‘At CHAS’, Kirsty explained, ‘both Rachel House in Kinross, and Robin House in Balloch are open 365 days a year. They cost a great deal of money to run. This donation will actually fund all of the services available at one of the hospices for half a day, which is incredible!’

And for the British Red Cross Mary Ann added that the money ‘will significantly help the Connecting Communities project to continue addressing loneliness and isolation locally, particularly through the development of ‘Tea & Blether’ Friendship groups. The most recent of these to be set up is at The Hub, Chapel Street, Dunfermline.’

M&S too has been overwhelmed by the generosity of all donors this year, and we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and express gratitude to everybody who contributed in so many different ways to the outstanding success of the 2019 fundraising campaign:

Thank you …

  • to everyone who supported the event so generously on the day, where more than half of the final total was raised through donations, various competitions, through a silent auction and a bumper raffle


  • to our fantastic hosts at Forrester Park Resort, with particular mention to Professional Paul Edgecombe for his tremendous assistance, especially prior to the event, and to Head Chef Alistair Clark and his catering team for serving such a delicious meal and attending to us so well.


  • To Claire of Zenspirations Photography and Design for donating her services and for capturing the day so well, including photographing all of the teams


  • to all those who couldn’t get along to participate, but who donated so kindly nonetheless.


  • to those in the golfing community (listed below) who rallied round our call for support by contributing a cavalcade of prizes that ranged from: fourball vouchers to afternoon teas; and from gift cards to lessons that utilize the latest technology.


  • and finally, to all of our friends, clients, suppliers, other companies and individuals (also listed) who gave so much through general donation, through sponsoring the holes and the putting competition, and by putting up a brand new Skoda car once again as a hole in one prize.

Thank you!


The Golf Community:

Forrester Park Resort            Airdrie GC                  Mount Ellen GC          Fife Golf Trust

St Andrews Fairmont            Harburn GC                Linlithgow GC            Canmore GC

Crail Golfing Society             Niddry Castle GC        Campsie GC               Renfrew GC

King James V1 GC                Pitreavie GC               Dalziel Park GC          Crow Wood GC

Forthview Driving Range       Stirling GC                 Callander GC              Ralston GC

St Andrews Links Trust          Pumpherston GC        Dunbar GC                 Alloa GC

Ratho Park GC                    Adventure Golf Island  


Our sponsors:

West End Garage Skoda                   The Potent Mix                      Utility ROV Services ltd

Craig Morman Ceramics Ltd              Cairn Independent Ltd           Ian Scott

Myrtle Coffee Services Ltd                                  Clear Strategy Ltd

Malcom, Jack and Matheson             Cairn Corporate Ltd                Stevenson and Marshall

Watsons Investments                       John McCormack                    Elite Office Supplies

Grill48                                            The Pantry + Kitchen              Aberdein Considine

Posture Fife                                     Search                                  Barclays

BJ McBride                                      CW Energy LLP                       Secure Airparks

Advance Plumbing and Heating Services Ltd   

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