A BARRHEAD golf club was a sea of pink as dozens of women gathered to tee up more than £2,500 for Breast Cancer Care.

The annual Ladies’ Pink Lunch fundraiser at Fereneze Golf Club, organised by members of Bourock Parish Church, proved to be bigger than ever before when the final tally was confirmed.

Generous donations from guests and businesses all contributed to the total, which will be added to the proceeds from each of the Barrhead church’s weekly Soup Stop lunch clubs to support those battling breast cancer.

Last week, the Barrhead News told how the group’s gatherings have raised more than £60,000 for Breast Cancer Care since 2008.

The ninth Ladies’ Pink Lunch, also orchestrated by the Soup Stop members, was hailed as yet another success.

Linda Dye, who helps to run the event, said: “The final total raised on the day was £2,540 but the Soup Stop funds from October will get added to that.

“That’s always the way we do it. We wanted to do something special for Breast Cancer Care.

“It was a really good afternoon. The raffle raises a lot of money, as we sell tickets for £25. “T and the golf club have always supported us. They don’t charge us for the hall.

“Linda Riley, who is in charge, is great. She gives us so much help.

“The very first year, the event took place in Cafe 185 but it was too small as there were so many people coming along.

“Businesses are really good at giving us items too. We get local and not-so-local support, with donations from all over.

“I think it’s really good that local businesses donate every year.”

After raking in thousands of pounds for Breast Cancer Care in recent years, organisers are already eyeing up the next fundraising milestone.

Linda continued: “That was our ninth Ladies’ Pink Lunch and, once we get the money from this, that’ll be about £26,000.

“Next year, because it’s our tenth, we’re hoping to push the total to over £30,000.

“Thank-you to everyone who supported the event.”

The Barrhead Soup Stop runs from 11.45am until 2pm every Friday.