OVER ten thousand pounds has been raised for a good cause at a golf tournament in Newton Mearns.

The charity tournament, which was organised by staff at Persimmon West Scotland and took place at The East Renfrewshire Golf Club, resulted in more than £12,000 being raised to support The Beatson. 

During the event, over 80 golfers took part, with teams of four from a variety of local companies competing for a selection of top prizes.

One of the participants to take part on the day was football legend Frank McAvennie. 

It comes after earlier this year staff at the property developer selected the cancer charity as their charity of the year and committed to organising a range of fundraising activities throughout the year. 

Charlene Low, regional fundraising manager at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are delighted to have the support from Persimmon Homes and can’t wait for these amazing events to take place.

“Fundraising events like this allow us to work on developing new services to enhance the care and support cancer patients and their families receive during their cancer journey.

“Thank you to everyone at Persimmon Homes for their incredible support.”

Chris Logan, Managing Director of Persimmon West Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the outstanding work of the Beatson across West Scotland by making the organisation our charity of the year.

“Our staff were keen to support a charity that makes a real difference to people’s lives and we are determined to raise as much money as possible to help the Beatson continue to deliver vital services for people in need.

“The golf day was a great example of that and I want to thank all our partners and suppliers who supported the event, including our main sponsor Loch Lomond Group.”