Golfers teeing off for Mark Armour

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Almost 200 golfers will tee-off from West Lothian Golf Course in aid of a Bo’ness man who almost died after being hit by a car.

Mark Armour was on holiday in December when he suffered serious injuries in the accident. He has since woken from his coma and is in a low level of consciousness

His friends Taylor Matthews, Jamie Lewis and Barrie Lewis decided they wanted to help on his long road to recovery.

They held a race night and managed to raise £5000 for Mark and his family. 
However, their next event has captured the imagination with the trio looking raising a massive sum of more than £20,000.

Mark is a keen golfer and has been a member of West Lothian Golf Club since he was 10 years old, so a golf event is being held to raise the cash.

Taylor said: “The response has been fantastic. More and more people signed up, donated prizes and spread the word, and we now have almost 200 people playing in the competition.”

Prizes include signed sports memorabilia, spa days and much more.

Taylor, Jamie and Barrie were overwhelmed with people’s generosity. Taylor said: “People who do not even know Mark have donated or signed up to play. It is just unbelievable the amount of support for him.”