Golfers club together to raise £7000 for our Maggie’s Centre

Shona Hutchison
Shona Hutchison

THE Gillian Parsons Memorial Golf Day in support of our Maggie’s Centre raised £7000 this year – its most successful yet.

And the fantastic amount means that the annual event has now raised over £45,000 in total in the eight years it has been running.

The event was established in 2006 by Kirkcaldy woman Shona Hutchison in memory of her sister Gillian who used Maggie’s services during her cancer treatment in Edinburgh and who was keen to see a centre built in Kirkcaldy.

Gillian used the drop-in support service which is available to anyone affected by cancer to speak to one of their experts for help and advice.

Gillian passed away in 2005 at the age of 44, but her legacy lives on through the annual golf day, set up to ensure there are regular funds raised to help sustain a Maggie’s Centre in Fife.

The golf day took place at Dunnikier Park Golf Club in Kirkcaldy where around 25 teams from around Fife took part.

Shona said: “I’m absolutely delighted with how it went, and this year was the most successful one yet.

“The weather couldn’t have been better and I’d like to thank all our sponsors and volunteers, in particular David Foster from Braemar Finance who has helped so much with the organisation and sponsorship.

“A big thanks also to the teams and Dunnikier Golf Club for all their support in making this golf day such a big success.”

Tu Edwards Maggie’s community fundraiser for Fife and Forth Valley, said: “I’d like to thank Shona for her continued commitment to Maggie’s, which has ensured that people with cancer and their loved ones have a place to go.

“I’d also like to thank David Foster for coming on board and helping us make this the most successful golf day to date. His enthusiasm and energy has been fantastic.

“I had the pleasure of attending the day and was met with so much warmth and generosity from the teams – every single person who attended was there to have a great day, but also to do their bit to support local people touched by cancer.”