A TRIO from Dunbar Golf Club have swapped the fairways and the greens for Princes Street Gardens.

But the women were not there because of a wayward shot; instead, they were doing their bit for charity.

Thousands of people joined forces in Edinburgh – as well as Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dundee – for SocialBite’s ‘Sleep in the Park’ fundraiser on Saturday evening.

Current Dunbar ladies champion Margaret Whelan was joined by past champions Karen Ballantyne and Sal Shepherd, along with Ali Mackie from Craigmillar Park Golf Club, Edinburgh.

Margaret said: “It was quite tough. It got cold but I think the one thing that came out of it was how dreadful it must be to be homeless.

“That was the bottom line – it was easy for us to go back to our houses in the morning.

“You think for those poor souls who have nowhere to go, it must be pretty dreadful.”

Already, the ladies have collected about £7,000 for the charity, which aims to help those who have no choice but to sleep out in all weathers.

However, the fundraising has not stopped just yet, with Dunbar Golf Club donating two fourball vouchers to auction.

Anyone wanting to place a bid should email Karen at karen97881@gmail.com. The closing date is December 22.

The Dunmuir Hotel has also offered a 10 per cent discount to anyone who would like to stay there before or after their game.

For more information, go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/KBsAllStars