A Highland cancer charity is preparing to take to the golf course to help achieve an ambitious £150,000 fundraising target.
Maggie’s Highlands will host a golf day at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club this summer to help raise funds ahead of its inaugural Maggie’s 500 cycle.
Teams of four will take to the course on Friday, August 21, in support of the charity, which provides support to cancer patients and their families.
David Howell, a member of the cycle support crew and golf day organiser, said the event had been organised to help raise awareness of the lifeline charity.
He said: “The Maggie’s 500 Golf Day has been organised to raise awareness of Maggie’s Highlands and the services it provides and also to help reach the £150,000 fundraising goal of the Maggie’s 500 Cycle, which takes place in September this year.
“We have teams and local business’ already signed up and are looking forward to welcoming everyone at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, a great host venue.”
A group of 45 well-known local business owners will tackle a 500 mile route across the north during the five-day cycle challenge.
The riders will call at more than 40 Highland communities to raise awareness of the charity’s work.
The ambitious cycle was conjured up by Ark Estates managing director Willie Gray in collaboration with former commonwealth Games Cyclist Kenny Riddle.
More than £8,100 has already been raised though the charity’s Just Giving page.