Broch family set to repeat golfing fund-raising event

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A family who raised £20,500 for Motor Neurone Disease charities at a golf event last year are set to repeat their success this year.

The Hastie family organised the event in honour of their wife and mother, Joan Hastie, who died of the disease.

Taking place on September 12th it will be hosted, like last year, at Inverallochy Golf Club.

The popularity of last year’s fund-raiser ensured that this year’s places filled up within three weeks.

As well as the golfing, non-golfers are also able to contribute at an auction and raffle that will be held at the golf club in the evening.

Among the prizes, provided by local companies and sponsors, on the day will be an Audi R8 car hire for a week; a night’s stay at Aberdeen’s Chester Hotel; a signed Paul Lawrie shirt, and golfing paraphernalia such as golf bags.

The family conveyed the desire to repeat their efforts for charity this year after last year’s success.

George, husband of Joan, said that seeing the horrors of the disease has prompted them to raise money for the charity.

“We are motivated to raise awareness of MND after seeing what my wife went through,” he said.

Son Doug expressed the family’s gratitude at the support they have received: “We want to thank everyone for their support and donations as well as the club,” he said.