Borders golfers on course to treat hospital

A total of 15 teams entered the annual Friends of the Borders General Hospital (BGH) Golf Day at the Roxburghe golf course, to help raise money for a bladder scanner for ward 9 at the BGH.

Thursday, 14th November 2019, 3:20 pm
Broon's Badgers, from left, James Marjoribanks, Simon Blair, Stephen Amos, Martin Baird, Fraser McClung and Nigel Brown, event organiser.

James Marjoribanks, chairman of the Friends, expressed thanks to all the players for attending and was delighted to announce, after the meal, that the day had raised nearly £3000.

This meant the Friends had reached their target and the bladder scanner could be ordered.

Grace Brydon, senior nurse from Ward 9, said: “All the nursing staff in the ward are delighted that we can now get this much-needed piece of equipment and we thank all the generous golfers for making this happen.”

Thanks were also conveyed to the Roxburghe for its help in running the event, which is now firmly in the diary for the first Thursday in October, and new teams are welcome.

The winning team was Broon’s Badgers (pictured).