Rosehearty family raise money for MND

The Hastie family present a cheque to Craig Stockton
The Hastie family present a cheque to Craig Stockton

A Rosehearty family have raised over £15,000 for Motor Neuron Disease by hosting a charity golf day in memory of their late mother and wife.

The Hastie family organised the event for the second year in a row in honour of Joan Hastie who died from the disease.

George Hastie, Joan’s husband, said: “Not many people know about MND.

“The more we make people aware the more it helps us for fundraising.”

Craig Stockton, Chief Executive of MND Scotland, came to Inverallochy to accept the donation from the Hastie family.

Mr Stockton said: “I would like to acknowledge the amount of work the Hastie family has been doing which is over and above.

“It’s not just the money that has been raised, it’s the awareness that comes with it.”

He added: “The more awareness the more help we can give.”

The Hastie family has raised over £35,000 in the last two years for MND through their charity golf event.

Forty eight golf teams and over sixty sponsors helped with event which also saw a raffle held at the golf club that night.

George Hastie said: “The support and generosity from the club here and the local businesses has been outstanding.”

The Hastie’s fundraising for MND was recognised when they were invited to an MND reception with Princess Anne which Mr Stockton said was a way of saying thank you to those who had supported them that year.

Mr Stockton said: “£35,000 over two years is a fantastic amount of money and it reflects the amount of hard work they have done.”