FAMILIES with dementia will be supported at The Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open.

Dementia UK is the official charity of the tournament. It provides specialist dementia support for families through its admiral nurse service.

There are about 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland. Funds raised at the tournament will go towards expanding the national Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline – the only specialist-led dementia helpline in the country.

It will also help develop new community-based posts in Scotland, with the aim of funding at least two nurses by the end of 2020.

As part of Dementia UK’s presence at the event, they will be running a raffle and a number of other awareness-raising activities at their charity stand.

Players, caddies, spectators and staff dressed with a splash of tartan at the tournament’s Pro-Am day yesterday (Wednesday) to raise awareness of Dementia UK.

And the Aberdeen Standard Investments ‘birdie pledge’ involves the title sponsor donating £5 for every birdie and £10 for every eagle scored over the course of the Championship. Last year, a total of £14,000 was raised for the official charity.