Wallace In The Swing For 100 Hole Charity Golf Challenge

Three former Glasgow players are heading to Arran this Friday to play 100 holes of non-stop golf for charity.

Cammy Little, Colin Shaw and Fergus Wallace are teaming up to play their part in an event which it is hoped will raise more than _40,000 for Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

Wallace, now the club's business development manager, told www.glasgowwarriors.org: "I"m delighted to be involved in the 100 Hole Golf Challenge for a great cause, the Scottish Spina Bifida Association."

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Three former Glasgow players are heading to Arran this Friday to play 100 holes of non-stop golf for charity.

Cammy Little, Colin Shaw and Fergus Wallace are teaming up to play their part in an event which it is hoped will raise more than _40,000 for Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

Wallace, now the club's business development manager, told www.glasgowwarriors.org: "I"m delighted to be involved in the 100 Hole Golf Challenge for a great cause, the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

"We"ve got a 2.30am alarm call booked to get some breakfast in before we tee off at 4am - it's going to be a tiring day but well worth it to try to make a difference to the lives of people with this condition."

Warriors supporters can sponsor the intrepid trio via JustTextGiving. Simply choose the amount you'd like to donate and text GOLF00 _5/_10/_20 to 70070. 100% of your donation will go straight to Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

Also taking part on Friday will be one time Celtic and Scotland players Davie_Provan and Murdo MacLeod, former Rangers striker Billy Dodds, ex-SFA Chief Executive Gordon Smith and TV journalists Chick Young and Jim Delahunt. Scottish comedy legend Andy Cameron will be on hand to give his support to the players.

Sam Forrest, a Director on the Board of Scottish Spina Bifida Association said: 'this promises to be a fantastic event and I am delighted that so many people have volunteered to give up their time for such a wonderful cause.

"Playing 100 holes of golf non-stop will not be an easy thing to do and I"m sure there will be some blisters on feet and hands by the end of it."

Joining the celebrities will be teams made up of business people from Dubai JAGS (Jebel Ali Golf Society), Renfrewshire Electrical Ltd, Glasgow-based PCT Group, WB Alloys and the Scottish Spina Bifida Glasgow Hawks.

Each team is backed up by a car and driver to take them round the beautiful Island of Arran and the captains of each of Arran's seven golf courses will also be helping on the day. The event also has the support of Dougie MacFarlane, Chairman of the Arran Golf Association and has been co-ordinated by local resident Robbie Glen.

The intrepid golfers will play 18 holes at Lamlash, 18 at Whiting Bay, 18 at Lochranza, 16 at Brodick, 12 at Shiskine, 9 at Corrie, and 9 at Machrie meaning a grand total of 100 holes. They start at 4am and should finish around 8pm.

Members of the public can watch the teams play at any of the courses on route throughout the day.

Mr Forrest added: "It costs almost _1 million every year to maintain our high level of services and we rely almost entirely on fundraising challenges, events, donations and the goodwill of volunteers to raise these much needed funds.

'the lifetime commitment of support we offer includes home and hospital visits, information and training days, social and leisure groups, respite care, intensive support to all families with a new born baby, conferences, subsidised holidays and our Lo-Call Helpline.

'that is a great motivator for all the guys taking part in what promises to be an event to remember."

The Scottish Spina Bifida Association adds quality to life, everyday. It is the only registered charity with a Scotland-wide remit to support children young people and adults affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and allied conditions.

Right now there are over 3,500 children, young people and adults in Scotland affected by these disabilities.

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