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Royal Blind’s Celebrity Golf Day – will you join us?

Posted: 19th June 2015


A major highlight in the Royal Blind fundraising calendar is once again fast approaching. Building on the success of last year’s event, the seventh annual Royal Blind Celebrity Golf Day will be held on 13 August at the prestigious Archerfield Golf Course.

This special event, hosted by renowned DJ Scott Wilson, is for amateur and professional golfers alike, uniquely matching each team of three with a celebrity from the sporting world. Last year’s sporting legends included John Yogi Hughes, Paul Hartley, Neil McCann, Jackie McNamara, Director of Hearts’ Craig Levein and former Scottish international goalkeeper Alan Rough.

The opportunity for teams to participate in challenges such as blind-folded golf and black ball challenges makes the day even more special, giving a profound sense of perspective and appreciation of the difficulties that blind and visually impaired people face. An auction and raffle of exclusive prizes is also offered, helping to raise extra funds for Royal Blind.

A team of three costs £600, which includes a breakfast roll, tea or coffee on arrival, the use of the exceptional facilities, Archerfield crested valuables pouch, tees, pencil and poker chip marker, 18 holes of golf in a shotgun start, use of six golf buggies and a two course set menu meal post golf.

Kerrigan Bell, Royal Blind’s Senior Fundraiser commented, “We are really excited to be hosting this wonderful event again this year. Whilst the emphasis is on some good-natured competition, we don’t forget that it is all in aid of a good cause – making the difference to blind and partially sighted people of all ages. We have several places remaining and a number of sponsorship opportunities available to companies who wish to get involved. Feedback from previous years has been very positive and I would urge anyone who is considering coming along to get in touch.”

Tickets can be purchased online at and are on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in finding out more about the sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kerrigan Bell at

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