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Pictures as Brechin Rotary golf day hits the fairways for MND Scotland

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Brechin Rotary Club is on course for another cracking charity total after their successful weekend golf day.

The event has raised more than £55,000 for MND Scotland in the past two years.

And the impressive total will be boosted by the golf day income as well as the proceeds of a charity auction which still has a few days left to run.

Gus Towns, Brian Alexander, Ken Ferguson and Gary Ross ready to tee off at Brechin. Image: Steve MacDougall/DC Thomson

The club’s small but dedicated membership is coming off the back of a busy project supporting Brechin households impacted by Storm Babet.

It has helped more than 100 families with the delivery of over 700 vital household items.

The project is still ongoing in partnership with Brechin Buccaneers.

Huge community support

Golf day organiser Ross Allison, a Rotarian and Brechin Golf Club captain said: “It’s been a very busy period for the club with our response to Storm Babet.

“But we could not refuse to take up the challenge and organise our golf event. Once again we are so grateful for the donations of auction items and raffle prizes.

The Brechin Arms team of (from left) Ross Smith, Michael Simms, Corry Hill and Logan Simms at the Brechin Rotary charity golf day.
The Brechin Arms team of (from left) Ross Smith, Michael Simms, Corry Hill and Logan Simms. Image: Steve MacDougall/DC Thomson

“We chose to continue to support MND Scotland due to our close awareness of the disease and it’s impact on the local community.”

The Angus town was devastated by the loss of 42-year-old Aaron Souttar to MND in 2022.

Aaron was a Brechin Golf Club champion and the brother of international footballers Harry and John.

He is remembered at Brechin with a memorial bench on the Trinity course.

The online auction runs until May 9

More than 30 lots include family tickets to Brechin Caledonian Railway’s Polar Express, Brechin City hospitality and a selection of golf four-balls at Scottish courses.

A signed Harry Souttar Leicester City strip is one of several pieces of sporting memorabilia, including a signed Scotland rugby team shirt and football boots from James Tavernier of Rangers and Leicester City’s Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

You can bid on the auction lots at www.jumblebee.co.uk/brechinrotarycharitygolfevent2024

Courier photographer Steve MacDougall captured the action at Brechin.

Dingbro team member Callum Marr watches his opening drive.
Dingbro team member Callum Marr watches his opening drive.
Jackie Williamson (left) and Aria Kennedy helped out the Rotary Club for the event for MND Scotland.
Jackie Williamson (left) and Aria Kennedy helped out the Rotary Club on the day.
Andrew Piekorshi of Team Dingbro on the tee at the Brechin Golf Club Rotary day for MND Scotland.
Andrew Piekorshi of Team Dingbro on the tee.
Iain Shand, John Shand, Alisa Shand (Aaron Souttar's sister) and Scott Ford on the course.
Iain Shand, John Shand, Alisa Shand (Aaron Souttar’s sister) and Scott Ford on the course.
The Carnegie Fuels line-up of Rhys Bailey, Kyllum Wilkinson, Dylan Carnegie and Kevin Whitecross.
The Carnegie Fuels line-up of Rhys Bailey, Kyllum Wilkinson, Dylan Carnegie and Kevin Whitecross.
Daniel Wells tees off for Team Dingbro at Brechin Rotary Club annual golf day.
Daniel Wells tees off for Team Dingbro.
Aria Kennedy alongside Brechin City FC Team members, Kevin Chattier, Murray Smith, Marc Scott, Wayne Clark and helper Jackie Williamson.
Aria Kennedy alongside Brechin City FC Team members, Kevin Chattier, Murray Smith, Marc Scott, Wayne Clark and helper Jackie Williamson.
Danny Taylor of Team Dingbro keeps an eye on his opening shot.
Danny Taylor of Team Dingbro keeps an eye on his opening shot.

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