AN ANNUAL golf event in Forth Valley raised a four-figure sum for a cancer care and support charity recently.

Maggies benefited from the funds raised at Forth Valley College's annual golf event held in partnership with Rexel's Falkirk branch.

A total of 11 fourball teams – ranging from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to Balfour Beatty – took part in the event held at Falkirk Carmuirs Golf Club on Friday, September 3.

The day was organised by Alistair McKean – who manages the Industry Training Team in the college's department of commercial training and delivery – and David McAteer from Rexel.

FVC principal Dr Ken Thomson and Ross Martin, chair of the Forth Valley College board of management, also attended.

Alistair said: "As it stands, the Golf Day and the Mega Raffle, boasting fantastic prizes such as a fourball package at Fairmont St Andrews, luxury hotel and resort, a flat screen TV and various meal vouches, has raised over £1,500 for Maggies and we are absolutely delighted to have raised this amount for such a wonderful charity.

"Thanks go to Rexel and all the companies and individuals who took part, providing sponsorship and donating various prizes.

"I would also like to thank Falkirk Carmuirs Golf Club for putting on a great day for us all.

"We hope that this will become a popular event that can grow in strength in the years to come and support various charities within Forth Valley whilst fostering community engagement."

The winning team on the day, which operated on a Texas Scramble format, was the combined Calor Gas and RC Photography fourball.

Dr Ken Thomson, principal of FVC, added: "Everyone had an excellent day at Carmuirs Golf Club and it was great to see so much money raised for such a good cause.

"Well done to Alistair and David McAteer from Rexel for organising."