Linlithgow golfers raise £1000 for Anna

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Golfers teeing off for a charity venture have raised £1000 for a little girl and her wheelchair.

Linlithgow Rose Community Football Club held their very first charity golf day at Kingsfield Golf Centre, with over 40 golfers braving the conditions to battle it out.

The event was won by “Billy’s Bandits” consisting of Billy McAdam, Mark Bradley, John Adams and Derek Fleming, and the money went to Anna’s Fund.

Anna’s Fund was launched on November 4, 2012, to raise money to pay for specialist equipment for Anna Penman (4), starting with Anna’s Snapdragon wheelchair. Anna has leukaemia and 
spinal muscular atrophy and requires constant care.

The golfing event was organised by LRCFC treasurer Ian Atkinson and under 19’s manager John Adams.

LRCFC president Billy McAdam said: “As a club we have always said that the most important part of our name is ‘community’.

‘‘We believe that as we take a lot out and ask a lot of our local community it’s important that we give something back.

‘‘Ian and John did a fantastic job in organising this event - it was a great success and well received by all.

‘‘We choose Anna’s fund as our charity after reading Anna’s story in the 
Journal and Gazette and I’m sure the money raised will be put to great use by Anna’s family.”

LRCFC will be having their second charity day of 2013 in October with a ‘bring a pound to the game day’.

If any local good causes would like to make a pitch for being benefactors, they can email Billy McAdam at

LRCFC also thanked those who made the event a huge success including, Robert Arkley and his staff at Kingsfield GC, LRCFC club patron and European Tour Winner Stephen Gallacher for all the prizes he donated, Marion Adams for the buffet, event sponsors AKD Systems, Cameron Trophies and Coca-Cola Enterprises.