Military benefits from Dragon’s Tooth charity golf

CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT David and Jean MacPherson (left) and tournment sponsor Donald Gordon (right) with James Young and Katy Worsdall of the Dragon’s Toth Golf Club. Picture Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

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Participants in the charity Texas Scramble held at the Dragon’s Tooth Golf Club, Ballachulish. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos.

Oban-based business Gordon and Strathern raised more than £3,000 for a charity which helps wounded service personnel when they organised a Four-Man Texas Scramble golfing day at the Dragon’s Tooth course , Ballachulish.

The sun cream was out in quantity as the teams of employees, contractors and customers battled their way around the course in almost tropical heat, interrupted only by a barbecue lunch at the clubhouse, followed by raffle and prizegiving.

Trustee of the charity Help Our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Arms, Jean MacPherson and her husband, David, also attended to answer questions on the work of the charity and thank everyone for taking part.

The Oban couple originally became involved with the charity in memory of David’s brother Gordon, a Royal Marine who lost his life in the Falklands the day before hostilities ended in 1982, and have organised many events to raise money for fellow Marines, their families and others who have served in the military, but now find themselves in need of assistance.

Jean said: ‘I would like to thank Donald Gordon for choosing us as his charity this year and for all the effort he put in to organising this event.

‘All money raised for Help Our Wounded goes to those who need it and every penny makes a real difference to their lives.

‘Thanks also to everyone who took part in the tournament and also bought raffle tickets, which added to the total.

‘David and I were also delighted to be invited along and help out on the day, which also gave us the chance to make more people aware of what we do.’
More information can be found on www.helpour wounded.co.uk

The next charity event for Gordon & Strathern Ltd is a sports day in Helenburgh on Sunday July 14.