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PICTURES: Highland golfers raise more than £20,000 for Cancer Research UK at Black Isle charity competition

By Philip Murray

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The 5th hole that crosses the road before Chanonry Lighthouse. Picture: James Mackenzie.
The 5th hole that crosses the road before Chanonry Lighthouse. Picture: James Mackenzie.

DELIGHTED fundraisers are over the moon after a charity golf day raised more than £20,000 for Cancer Research UK – with donations still coming in.

The day, which was organised by the Black Isle branch of Cancer Research UK, saw 19 separate teams take to the links at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club on Friday.

The winners of the Cancer Research Trophy were a team from Ross-shire Engineering, with Highland Fuels in second and Orion in third.

The Lewis MacLeman Salver was awarded to Bruce Mackay.

A spokesperson for the Black Isle branch said they were very pleased with the total and the feedback from the teams, adding: "A lot of teams said they'd be back again next year, which was encouraging".

Jack & Macleman. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Jack & Macleman. Picture: James Mackenzie.

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After the contest and trophy presentation in the club house, a charity auction was also held, with it also contributing to the current £20,000 sum.

The spokesperson added: "We wish to thank all of the helpers. And also special thanks to David Cameron of Upland Developments; Global; and Highland Fuels for their generosity."

The final tally, when it is all collected, will be used to fund research into pancreatic cancer at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow.

The golf day follows on from an equally successful charity fashion show which the Black Isle branch held just last month.

That event raised more than £5000 and was attended by an audience of more than 200 people.

The branch also recently accepted a cheque for more than £1900 thanks to the fundraising efforts of a Strathpeffer girl, Poppy Weatherall (8), which she raised during a 10k event with her dad in memory of the gran she never got to meet.

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