Fundraiser started after sledging damage at Bridge of Allan golf course

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Sledgers enjoying last week’s snowfall caused damage to a fence and a wall at Bridge of Allan Golf Club.

The nine-hole course has been popular during spells of heavy snow for more than 50 years.

That was no different last week when scores of locals headed to the course.

But a fence and a stone dyke at the course were left damaged.

Now, an online fundraiser has been set up to raise cash to carry out repairs.

A Go Fund Me page was set up by Marie Gardner and Tori McCusker to raise £1000.

On their fundraising page, they said: “Bridge of Allan Golf Course has, as is the case annually when snow lies, been visited by numerous people to enjoy some winter fun – a joyful tradition of many years for our community.

“This year, with the restrictions on movement and usual other entertainment availability diminished as a result of the pandemic, the golf course has been particularly busy with visitors which has also unfortunately resulted in considerable damage to the course itself and the surrounding fencing.

“It is wonderful that we are allowed to access what is a private course for snowy fun, provided that it is considerate and respectful of the outdoor access code, and particularly so in the current circumstances. This should, however, not be at the expense of others’ property and cost – costs to repair damage to the greens and broken fences are covered by the club’s members themselves.

“In the past, the club had sold food and drink to raise money but this is obviously not easy to do in current times.

“This fundraiser is therefore a way to say thank you from our lovely community to the golf club, and to hopefully help cover some of the repair costs incurred as a result of our visits.’

To donate to the fundraiser, click here.


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