Thousands raised for MND Scotland

CRAIG STOCKTON (CENTRE), CHAIRMAN OF MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE (SCOTLAND) AT INVERALLOCHY GOLF COURSE WHERE HE RECEIVED A CHEQUE FOR �20,500 FROM GEORGE HASTIE AND HIS SONS (L TO R) MARTIN, PHILIP AND DOUGLAS, THE PROCEEDS OF THE RECENT GOLF CHARITY EVENT.(DUNCAN BROWN)
CRAIG STOCKTON (CENTRE), CHAIRMAN OF MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE (SCOTLAND) AT INVERALLOCHY GOLF COURSE WHERE HE RECEIVED A CHEQUE FOR �20,500 FROM GEORGE HASTIE AND HIS SONS (L TO R) MARTIN, PHILIP AND DOUGLAS, THE PROCEEDS OF THE RECENT GOLF CHARITY EVENT.(DUNCAN BROWN)

A golf fund-raising event hosted by a Fraserburgh family has raised thousands of pounds for charity.

The Hastie family organised the event - which was held at Inverallochy Golf Club - in aid of Motor Neurone Disease following the death of their wife and mother from the disease last year.

Local woman Joan Hastie lost her battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) last December having been diagnosed with MND last August.

Joan’s husband, George, and their three sons - Douglas, Martin and Philip - have now raised a grand total of £20,500 as a result of the event.

George and Martin live in Rosehearty, while Doug and Philip stay in Fraserburgh, but all play at Inverallochy Golf Club.

As well as the golf fund-raiser, non-golfers were also able to come along to a silent auction which was held at the golf club in the evening.

In the run-up to the event, the family secured scores of business sponsors, each of whom featured on a stand listing all the firms.

And, to add to the fund-raising effort, Douglas, Martin and Philip’s cousin, Mark Cruden, took part in a half-marathon in Glasgow on October 5 in aid of MND Scotland.

Commenting, Doug Hastie said: “The whole family, including my dad, George, and my brothers are overwhelmed with the generosity of the local community, businesses and club members.

“We had Craig Stockton, Chief Executive of MND Scotland, who gave a talk about what MND is and how they’re trying to source a cure for it.

“We’d also like to thank Inverallochy Golf Club and all the staff for their great help. The day wouldn’t have been such a success without the 180 entrants taking part.”

For further information on MND Scotland, visit their website at www.mndscotland.org.uk