Staff at a Glasgow-based cancer charity say they are "so grateful" to the Helensburgh golfers who have raised hundreds of pounds to help patients access free support.

Members of the ladies' section at Helensburgh Golf Club donated an “amazing” total of £540 to the Glasgow Maggie’s Centre on Thursday, November 16.

They raised £405 during a bridge evening which captain Anne Riding presented to the centre’s fundraising manager, Heather McArthur.

An additional £135 was gathered in during Heather’s visit to the golf club from the sale of Christmas cards and raffle tickets.

Heather said: “We are so grateful to everyone from Helensburgh Golf Club for helping to raise the amazing total of £540 for our centre.

“We provide free psychological and practical support to people with cancer, as well as family and friends, from the wider Glasgow area and the majority of our funding comes from voluntary donations like this.

“This will allow us to provide vital support to people at what is possible the hardest time of their lives.”

Maggie's Centres are located next to hospitals and provide help for people with cancer and their loved ones within a welcoming environment.

The first Maggie's Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and the charity now has 26 across the UK and three in international locations.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Maggie’s Centres are warm, welcoming places on hospital grounds, where you can meet people who are experiencing the same things you are after a cancer diagnosis, find support groups specific to your needs and get advice and information from their professional staff.”

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