Clubbing together for charity
A TEAM from Akva Group and the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) will take on the Macmillan Cancer Support Longest Day Golf Challenge on June 21.
They are aiming to beat their record from last year, when they raised £5,000 for the cause.
Throughout the day the team will complete 72 holes, walking a distance of more than 11 miles, at Fortrose, Muir of Ord and Nairn Dunbar golf clubs, before heading to the Nairn golf club for their final round at 18.30.
The team on the day will consist of eight players: Akva’s Robert Duncan, Stuart Gordon, Andy Whyte and Andy Lynn, and the Scottish Salmon Company’s Donnie Sinclair, Chris Smyth, Cammy Gibb and Keith Mctaggart.
The aquaculture sector has been involved in the challenge for a number of years, and in 2008 a team from Marine Harvest not only qualified as the best score in Scotland but went on to win the final in Portugal, raising a total of £12,500.
The Akva and SSC team is now hoping to live up to the high standards set by Marine Harvest’s Dave McEwan, David Macgillvary, Chris Ryan and Ronnie Hawkins.
Akva’s Robert Duncan, team captain and vent organiser, said: ‘It was a great but tough day last year and we are working even harder to beat our target of £3,000 for 2017.
‘I have to say a big thank you to all the golf clubs for kindly donating the tee times as the day would not be possible without their generosity.
‘We would like to raise as much money as we can for this fantastic charity so any donation you can make, big or small, would be greatly appreciated and will go a long way to help reach our target.’
Colleagues from Akva will be taking turns to caddie on the day and provide support to the team as they take on the challenge.
Visit the team’s Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AKVA-TSSC if you want to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support Charity.
Picture: Last year’s team from Akva Group and the SSC