Golfers chip in charity cash

Douglas Park Golf Club Ladies section has raised over £1,000 to help fund an extension for the Erskine Glasgow Care Home.

The proceeds were raised from a Bridge Drive in March, a raffle at the Invitation Greensomes in May and donations from a Tuesday playing group.

Meanwhile, the winner of a ‘Magic 2’ during the Invitation Greensomes kindly donated her prize money.

Ladies treasurer Denise Macnaughton and lady captain Elaine McEwen were delighted to be invited to an afternoon tea at the Erskine Care Home Glasgow to present their donation of £1,086 to the manager of the Care Home, Gordon Johnston.

One of the club’s past Lady Captains, Alison Nicolson, is very supportive of the Home as her husband Norrie, an honorary member at Douglas Park, is a resident there.

Norrie (89) has been resident in the home for nearly two years after he started to suffer from dementia.

He served in the Royal Navy as an able seaman on landing craft at the end of the Second World War and brought home British prisoners of war who had been captured by the Japanese in Burma.

The former bank manager lived in Bearsden since the age of three and attended Bearsden Primary School and Academy.

His wife Alison (82) said: “He is very happy in Erskine and I’m there most days to see him.

“He gets a lot of stimulation and there’s a really loving care there for residents.

“He still enjoys going on outings, tea dances and concerts.”

The extension to the Home will provide a large activity area which will provide space for tea dances, reminiscence activities, film nights, arts and crafts, exercise classes, birthday celebrations and more.

There will also be smaller snug areas to provide a more private, less open area, for families to meet while still able to enjoy recreational activities taking place.

Alison added: “The extension will mean that everyone can be brought together to enjoy activities without the need to use one of the lounges.

“They aim to have it open by October this year.”

Elaine McEwan said: “We would like to thank everyone who donated to this very worthwhile cause.”