A CHARITY golfing event  featuring such celebrities as Martin Compston and Frank McAvennie raised has raised more than £6,000 for Ardgowan Hospice.

Mar Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort hosted the Charity Golf Day on its Earl of Mar Scottish championship golf course.

A total of 68 golf enthusiasts played alongside celebrities such as actor Martin Compston, Scottish football legends Frank McAvennie, Gordon Dalziel and Jim Melrose, and Spanish professional golfer Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

Proceeds from the day will now go to Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock which supports and cares for people living across Inverclyde who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, such as cancer, heart failure, lung disease, kidney failure or neurological conditions.

Chris McQueen, Head of Golf at Mar Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort, said: “We are blown away by the success of the Charity Golf Day and are thrilled with the total raised for such a worthwhile charity.

“Ardgowan Hospice has a special place in our hearts, and it was incredible to have so many come together to support the event. A huge thank you to everyone involved.”

The hospice also provides practical, emotional and wider social support for the individuals and their families.

Joanna Hunter, Fundraising Manager at Ardgowan Hospice, said: “Ardgowan Hospice extends its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who took part in the Charity Golf Day at the magnificent Mar Hall Golf Resort.

"It was a day filled with excellent golf, wonderful company, and a shared commitment to supporting our vital services. The stunning weather and breathtaking course provided the perfect setting for friendly competition and camaraderie.

"The contributions made play a crucial role in supporting us with the rising costs of our daily operations, which amount to approximately £11,000 a day.

"A special thank you to the staff at Mar Hall for making the day unforgettable. Congratulations to all our prize winners, and to everyone who participated, making it a day to remember."

The final amount raised was £6,303.

For more information about the charity visit www.ardgowanhospice.org.uk.