A GROUP of former Dollar students have completed a golf challenge in a bid to help beat prostate cancer.

The group of 10 men, all former Dollar Academy students, completed The Big Golf Race at Muckhart Golf Club on Saturday, June 24.

An initiative introduced by Prostate Cancer UK, the challenge saw the group complete four rounds of golf, totalling 72 holes and covering a Marathon's worth of miles.

The effort raised £4,700 for the good cause following some 15 hours of golfing.

Rory Weir, team captain, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated to the team, and we are so proud of the amount we have raised for this fantastic charity.

“We would like to thank Muckhart Golf Club for hosting us and keeping us well fed throughout the day.

“We hope that our effort helps raise awareness of the terrific work Prostate Cancer UK does and inspires others to take part in similar challenges in the future.”

Team captain Weir was joined by Calum Cameron, Allan Sutherland, Fraser Hammond, Gregor Stewart, Richard Johnston, Lewis Doyle, Calum Weir, Rob Watson and Alasdair Mackie in the challenge.

On top of raising funds the team was also raising awareness as prostate cancer affects one in eight men in the UK.

In Scotland, more than 30,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer.

People can visit justgiving.com/team/the-sgs-38153 to boost donations.