Charity day held by Edzell ladies golf raises £425

THE LADIES of Edzell Golf Club held a Captain’s Day in the summer which raised a fantastic £425 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The day attracted 65 women who entered into the golfing spirit.

The money was raised in a variety of ways, which included selling ‘found’ golf balls and issuing fines for getting a ball in the bunker.

The golf club caterer Louise also provided some home-made sugary treats to sell on the day.

Some members of the ladies’ team have been affected by breast cancer.

Lady captain Christine Brown explained: “This year, for the first time we decided to make Lady Captain’s Day a fund-raiser for Breakthrough Breast Cancer as already several members have been affected.

“We were thrilled at the way everyone became so enthusiastic.”

Christine continued: “We started with special pink cards and asked everyone to wear something pink. Only one person incurred a fine!

“We served Pimms when everyone came in and that set the ball rolling! We were delighted with the response and easily sold pink pins, found balls wrapped up in pink ribbon and home made fudge.

“All in all it was a really special day.”

Barbara Wait, fund-raising assistant for Breakthrough Breast Cancer said: “The ladies of Edzell Golf Club have done a terrific job, and we are very grateful for the money they have raised.

“It looks like they had a lot of fun on the day and we would like to thank the ladies for their generosity.”

Breakthrough Breast Cancer is the leading charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research, campaigning and education work.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in Scotland, with over 4,400 women diagnosed per year and a further 1,000 dying from the disease.

In 2008 Breakthrough Breast Cancer opened the first and only dedicated breast cancer research unit in Scotland and is currently working across the country to ensure women can have a future free from the fear of breast cancer.

To support Breakthrough Breast Cancer please visit or you can call the Scotland office on 0131 226 0761.