Golfers set off to make a donation from the DGRI

Gordon Grant took the opportunity, offered by club captain Peter Allen, to raise money for the unit where his wife was being treated before she sadly passed away earlier this year.

Following the fundraiser, he went to the DGRI with other golfers to present a check to Tanya Harkness, the unit’s senior charge nurse, and Mark Miller, a palliative medicine specialist.

The charity day included a golf competition, auction and raffle, organized by club staff and members and supported by their families and friends.

Tanya said, “We are grateful to everyone involved in raising this amount of money for unity. That sounds like a very generous thank you. Our team is excited to have the opportunity to decide how to use the money for the benefit of patients, their families and staff.

Mr Grant said: ‘My wife Sheila received exceptional care and attention from staff in the unit where she spent her final days.

“In addition, our whole family was taken care of and welcomed during the week when we were in almost constant presence with Sheila. I’m really happy that my request for money to be used for the unit is met and the staff can decide how to use it.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in making the charity day a success, the organisation, support, donations and of course the practice of golf. In particular, thanks to Ivor Matheson, Peter Allen and the staff at Southerness Golf Club I would also like to say congratulations to the winners of the golf competition: Peter Boreham, David Muir, Graham Wilson and Andrew Morrow.

Nick Mitchell, Endowment Manager at NHS Dumfries and Galloway, said: “On behalf of the NHS Dumfries and Galloway Endowment Fund, a big thank you to Mr Grant and everyone involved in the charity day.”

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