Mission ‘blown away’ by fundraiser

Andy Simpson and Murray Campell of the Fishermans Mission line up with Dan Conley, Graham Taylor and Alex West who sponsored the event as they were about to Tee Off.
Andy Simpson and Murray Campell of the Fishermans Mission line up with Dan Conley, Graham Taylor and Alex West who sponsored the event as they were about to Tee Off.

Port Missioner Murray Campbell has been “blown away” by the phenomenal support for Fraserburgh Fisherman’s Mission tenth annual Golf Competition.

Some 108 players took to Inverallochy golf course on Friday last week for Fraserburgh Fishermen’s Mission foremost fundraising event, securing in the region of £10,000 for the local Mission.

The annual competition, now in its tenth year, saw teams from local companies, boats and other Mission supporters compete for the main Westward Trophy and Westward Cup in an 11-hour golfing marathon, with the first team tee-ing off at 8.30am in beautiful weather and the last at 2pm in a torrential downpour!

Commenting on the fantastic sum raised, Murray Campbell said: “I am absolutely delighted with the support from the fishing community and beyond for this event.

“It is great to see the community in the Mission and the Mission in the community.

“The money raised gives me heart, I am blown away with the support.”

Mission staff started organising the event in February, issuing invitations to local businesses, boats and other Mission supporters for the golfing competition, sponsored by Westward Fishing Company Ltd. Responses were prompt and the event got underway.

Murray added: “Many thanks go to our sponsors Westward Fishing Company Ltd, headed by Alex West, who played a large part on the day and presented the prizes at the end of the competition.”

“We are also grateful to Inverallochy Golf Club for the use of their facilities and thank all their staff, who provided us with a fantastic day and wonderful meal. All the players commented on the high quality of the course.”

The Fishermen’s Mission fights poverty and despair in fishing communities by providing emergency and welfare support to fishermen and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The Mission does this without any form of financial assistance from local or national government.