Barry takes on golf challenge for charity

Inverurie's Barry Sangster gets some practice in for his golf challenge
Inverurie's Barry Sangster gets some practice in for his golf challenge

Local man Barry Sangster is tackling the mammoth task of completing 28 rounds of golf in 28 days, all for a fantastic cause.

Barry, of Inspire Flooring in Inverurie, will tackle the challenge to raise money for Charlie House, culminating in Inspire’s annual Golf Day at Inverurie Golf Course on August 28.

Joanne Jamieson said, “Barry has been a huge support for our charity and has come up with another epic challenge to help raise money to support Charlie House. Barry is going to complete a Marathon Golf Challenge involving playing a round of golf every day for 28 days, starting on August 1, which will culminate in a Golf Tournament on August 28.

“Barry chose to support Charlie House as his family have a close connection with mine and himself, his wife Lynne and sister Gayle are a huge support for me and my son Rory.

“Rory was born with severe brain damage and suffers from Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Addison Disease and other complicated health issues. Rory requires full time care and medical support. Looking after Rory is a 24hr a day job and the majority of this care falls to us, his family. We are helping to raise funds for Charlie House so we, and many other families in our situation, can turn to them for help.

“The charity’s main aim is to build a respite centre in Aberdeen so families like ours have somewhere to go for a short break where we can spend time together as a family, but have the support of medically trained staff to take the burden of care on for just a few days and let us enjoy the fun side of life as a family without the medical stuff.

“Barry and his wife Lynne had a gorgeous baby boy, Rhys, just 10 days after Rory was born so the connection we have is a close one and we are so grateful to count them as friends.”

Barry said, “28 rounds in 28 days doesn’t sound like much but it will be a challenge for me given how little golf I play. Our Golf Day at the end of the challenge is hopefully the main fundraiser but I have set my self a target of £500 for the marathon challenge and hopefully we can raise £4,000 overall for this great cause “