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Brora Golf Course shows its support for Ukraine

By Ali Morrison

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A SUTHERLAND golf club is showing its solidarity with Ukraine following the invasion of the country by Russia.

Brora Golf Course is supporting fundraising efforts by one of its members Alistair Risk, a local Rotarian.

Mr Risk is holding a quiz night and raffle at the club from 8pm-10.30pm on Friday. Entry is £2 per person with a maximum of five people in a team.

A quiz night and raffle is being held in Brora Golf Club on Friday in aid of Ukraine.
A quiz night and raffle is being held in Brora Golf Club on Friday in aid of Ukraine.

Proceeds will go to international disaster relief charity ShelterBox, which is active in Ukraine.

Mr Risk is hoping to raise enough money to fund four shelterboxes, which contain tents for eight people, bedding, cooking and eating utensils.

Brora holds its Spring Open on Sunday with an entry of more than 100 golfers.

Club president said Andy Stewart said: "We are working with Alistair Risk to hold a raffle with the proceeds going to those affected by the troubles in Ukraine and, in addition, the golf club will make a donation from the Open entry monies received."

The club's shop is stocking a special range of garments and clothing in the colours of the Ukrainian flag, and a significant percentage of profit from sales will be donated to ShelterBox.

Meanwhile the Brora Old Boys Golf Society has donated £100 to ShelterBox.

Mr Risk said: “Scottish golfers, especially in the north, are trying hard to help Ukraine with donations.”

“My thanks go to professional Malcolm Murray, club president Andy Stewart, captain Steve Darlington and all staff and members of the club.”

Mr Risk is now preparing to sleep in a tent next to St Columba's Episcopal Church in Brora for five nights from Sunday, in aid of ShelterBox. Donations can be made here.

A special Service for Peace will be held at the church on Sunday at 4pm. All are welcome.

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