Celebrity Golf Day at Archerfield raises thousands for Royal Blind

Posted: 24/09/2019 |

Celebrities from the world of sport joined forces with Royal Blind to take part in the charity’s Annual Celebrity Golf Day at Archerfield Links.

Golf team line up in front on Royal Blind bannerTwenty teams of golfers and celebrity guests joined together for a day of fun and fundraising.

Footballing legends Frank McAvennie, John Colquhoun, Kevin Kyle, Neil Doherty McCann, David McPherson, Paul Hartley, Gordon Smith, Gary Locke and former Scotland rugby player Derrick Patterson took part in the event organised by Royal Blind.

Local companies paid for team entry into the day at the exclusive Archerfield Links Golf Course in East Lothian and each team was joined by a sporting celebrity.

The day raised nearly £8000 for Royal Blind which will help the charity to support people with sight loss.

As well as playing 18 holes at the beautiful Dirleton Links in East Lothian, teams took part in the blindfold golf challenge, sponsored by AKD Electrical Services, as well as a tombola and raffle. They also bid on luxury prizes in an auction.

The event, hosted by compere and broadcaster Scott Wilson, takes place each year and all the money raised goes towards supporting Royal Blind, a service provider creating life-changing opportunities for visually impaired children and adults from across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

If you would like to take part in one of our events, just email our fundraising team at fundraising@royalblind.org to sign up or to put forward your own challenge and find out how we can support you to reach your fundraising goals.