MEMBERS of The Renaissance Club have raised nearly £10,000 for Leuchie House through a golfing marathon called ‘100 Hole, Sunrise to Sunset Challenge’.

The four golfers who took part in the challenge played 100 holes of golf in one day in aid of the respite care centre, located near North Berwick.

Jason Preston, one of the golfers, said: “I came across Leuchie House when their work was showcased at the Scottish Open last year and became involved again when my neighbour, Mark, became the new CEO six months ago. 

“After recently moving here, East Lothian, and golf in general, has brought great pleasure to my family.

“So, it’s been great that friends from Renaissance, the town and further afield could support the four of us in our 100-hole challenge this year, to raise money for this national charity based on our doorstep.”

The other golfers who took part alongside Jason were Gordon Forbes, Marc Teague and Rob Aberdein.

Leuchie House offers short breaks for people suffering from long-term neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s.

The centre, which is an independent charity, also provides respite for carers from their day-to-day caring responsibilities.

Mark Bevan, Leuchie House’s Chef executive, said: “Local people like Jason and the boys are huge supporters of Leuchie – we just could not provide the service we offer to people from across Scotland without their generous support. 

“We have to raise over £1m a year to just stand still and every donation makes a significant difference to the urgent need of those who use Leuchie House.

“Golf has been a good friend to us and we look forward to other courses taking up the 100-hole challenge next year.”

Donations can be made by texting FORE to 70085 to donate £4.