The Club and the Community
The Teapot Trust - Musselburgh
Last year the Club raised more than £1,000 to support Musselburgh based charity, The Teapot Trust, which is based at Stuart House, Eskmills Park.
The Club hosted a competition where golfers paid an entry fee, with the cash split between prize money and the charity and a raffle with prizes donated by members and friends of the golf club, was also held.
Matthew Craigie, a member of the committee, said the club always held an annual charity golf day. He said they had also hosted children’s Easter and Christmas parties, festive dinners for the elderly, and a Christmas dinner and discos for a group of young adults with special needs.
In the past, money has been raised for Cancer Research UK, MS Society, Alzheimer’s Society and Funny Lumps, which supports people with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (Nf1) – one of the most common but least known genetic conditions, affecting about one in 3,000 people.
In recent years, the club has decided to donate to smaller charities closer to home, including the Hollies Day Centre and to provide gravestones for former Open champions from the Musselburgh area who have unmarked graves at Inveresk Cemetery. Mr Craigie said this year’s golf day raised £1,375 for the Teapot Trust, adding: “It is a locally based charity and the service it provides is very beneficial to local communities.” He added: “We’d like to thank everyone who supported this year’s charity golf day.”
The Teapot Trust was founded by Laura Young and her husband John, whose daughter Verity died from cancer in November 2009. Laura channelled her grief into setting up the Teapot Trust which provides art therapy for children with chronic conditions.