Charity Golf Day raises £3969 for St Andrew’s Hospice

Wallace Quinn’s annual Golf Day has raised £3969 for St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie.  The event took place at Cumbernauld’s Dullatur Golf Club, with Wallace Quinn suppliers, referral partners, clients and associates entering teams of four for the ‘Stableford’ format competition.

Teams from Aspen Solutions, Bellway (West), Bellway (East), Campbell Dallas, David Baxter, Dawn Homes, First Scottish, Lexus UK, Penworth Properties, Professional Office Supplies, Smart Group, St Andrew’s Hospice, Wallace MS and Wallace Quinn.

2019 Golf Day Winning Team from St Andrew's Hospice
2019 winning team from St Andrew’s Hospice

This year’s winning team was St Andrew’s Hospice, with team members Gerry Burns, Andy Clark, Cameron Hood and Roddy Porter posting a final score of 88 to take the overall title.

Second place went to Jim Harkins, Andrew Martin, Sandy Birnie and John Donnelly playing in team ‘Smart Group’ with a score of 83.

Third place went to Martin Egan, Graeme Matheson, Ian Mahon and Tom Lawrie from team ‘Dawn Homes’ with a score of 80.

The ‘nearest the pin’ competitions on holes 1, 5, 12 and 15 were won by Cameron Hood (St Andrew’s Hospice), Douglas Allan (Campbell Dallas), Gerry McGrath (David Baxter) and Gus Gilmurray (Professional Office Supplies) respectively.

The ‘longest drive’ competition was won by Gordon Lowrie of Team David Baxter.

'Longest Drive' winner Gordon Lowrie receives his hamper from Bellway Homes' Iain Allison.
‘Longest Drive’ winner Gordon Lowrie receives his hamper from Bellway Homes’ Iain Allison.

There was also a charity auction, with lots including a four night trip to Spain (donated by Wallace Quinn), a 4-ball golfing experience at Mar Hall (donated by First Scottish), a 4-ball golfing experience at the Carrick (donated by Linear UK) and the weekend hire of a sports car (donated by Lexus UK).    Raffle prizes included vouchers for Glasgow’s ‘the Ivy’ restaurant (donated by Denovo).   Our thanks also to Bellway Homes Scotland (East) for sponsorship of the 15th hole and to Millbank Decorators for making a donation after being unable to enter a team.

Wallace Quinn Managing Director John Quinn says,

“It is always great to be able to enjoy the company of clients and colleagues away from the office and our annual golf day is a highlight of the Wallace Quinn calendar. Wallace Quinn has been supporting St Andrew’s Hospice with fundraising activities since we first opened for business and it an association I know will continue for many years.   The Hospice does a remarkable job of helping individuals and families when they need help the most and it is a real privilege for us to be able to assist in any way we can.”

The money raised will go towards the ‘Capital Appeal’, a nine million pound fundraising drive to reconfigure and refurbish the hospice in Airdrie.

2nd place team from Smart Group

Karen McFadyen, Capital Appeal Director for St Andrew’s Hospice says,

“Significant changes in how hospice care is delivered is a key factor in our major refurbishment programme and will ensure we can continue to provide safe and quality care for the next thirty years.  The equipment and facilities needed to deliver modern hospice care have considerable changed since we opened in 1986 and take up much more space.  Refurbishing the Hospice will allow us to stay in our current home and continue to care for the patients of North and South Lanarkshire and make our Hospice fit for the future. The upgraded building will enable us to increase the number of single bedded rooms than we have at present, which will allow us to ensure privacy for patients and their loved ones.”

Well done to everybody for taking part and, as always, our deepest respect and admiration to all the staff and volunteers at St Andrew’s Hospice for their remarkable work.

3rd Place team from Dawn Homes
3rd Place team from Dawn Homes