St Columba's Hospice Care annouces golf partnership

St Columba’s Hospice Care on course for new golfing partnership

St Columba’s Hospice Care on course for new golfing partnership image

Pro golfer, Stuart McLaren will raise funds for the Hospice during his 2024 season

St Columba’s Hospice Care is delighted to announce a new partnership with local professional golfer, Stuart McLaren. The partnership will see Stuart undertake a number of fundraising activities in the coming year, culminating in a corporate golf event at Edinburgh Bruntsfield Links in June 2025.

McLaren, who is competing on the 2024 Tartan Tour is asking his supporters to help him raise vital funds for St Columba’s Hospice Care by making a donation for every single birdie and eagle he achieves on the Tartan Tour, and throughout his 2024 season. 

McLaren’s Grandfather, who he credits with introducing him to golf aged six, spent the last few weeks of his life in the Hospice in 2010, and just a year later, his mother also died in the care of St Columba’s. When his father died in 2014, Stuart, then 20, put his golf on hold to allow him to care for his sister, who was just 16.  

After returning to golf, he won three times on the Scottish Amateur circuit, and has since won multiple times as a professional, including defending his title at the Scottish Showdown on the 2020 Pro Tour before winning the event in 2022. Through 2023, he played on the Tartan Pro Tour, as well as on The Asian Tour and the Challenge Tour in Europe.  

St Columba’s Hospice Care Director of Income Generation Jon Heggie said; 

“We’re very excited to be starting this partnership with Stuart McLaren. He knows first-hand about the work we do here at the Hospice, and how important our fundraising activities are. Stuart has already brought some great ideas to the table, which we look forward to developing in the coming year. We wish Stuart all the best for his upcoming competitions, everyone at the Hospice will be rooting for him!” 

Stuart McLaren commented;

 ‘It means a lot for me to be able to announce the partnership with St Columba’s Hospice Care, I’ve seen for myself the amazing support they offer during some of the hardest times in people’s lives. Hopefully throughout my season I’ll be able to raise as much money as I can for the Hospice and I hope people can join me in doing so as well.”

You can support Stuart's fundraising at 

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