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Golf Day raises £33,000 for Playlist for Life

An annual event at Lenzie Golf Club has raised vital funds for music and dementia charity

On Friday 17th May 2024 almost 100 golfers took to Lenzie Golf Club to raise money for people living with dementia. 

Playlist for Life supports people living with dementia, their families and carers through the use of personally meaningful music. 

The sixth edition of the annual golf event was organised by Playlist for Life Trustee Dr Frank Dunn CBE and his wife Helen Dunn. 23 teams enjoyed a round of golf, pre-game breakfast rolls and a well-earned dinner, as well as the opportunity to win some first-class raffle and auction prizes.   

Prizes on offer included hospitality tickets for four at a Manchester United game with post-match drinks at Sir Alex Ferguson’s private lounge, kindly donated by Sir Alex Ferguson himself.  Other prizes included golf at Gleaneagles, golf at Loch Lomond, an evening of music at the Royal Conservatoire, exclusive restaurant offers and many more.

The winning team, who took the trophy, was Fitzpatrick and Co’s team: Richard Fitzpatrick, Gerry Ferguson, Kenny McDonald and Kevin Jennings.

L-R: Sandra Stark, Frank Dunn, Sally Magnusson, Helen Dunn, Michael Timmons and Andy Lowndes
Some of the winning team with Sally Magnusson, Founder and Honorary President of Playlist for Life

Michael Timmons, Executive Director at Playlist for Life, said:

“This was another hugely successful fundraiser, and we can’t thank Frank and Helen Dunn enough for their efforts. An event like this takes a lot of planning and work behind the scenes to make it run so smoothly, and a great day was had by all.”

“As a small charity, fundraising is vital for us. We provide free support to anyone affected by dementia, but we rely on the support of donations to be able to do this. The funding raised from this event will help us reach and improve the lives the lives of many more families affected by dementia.

I’d like to thank Frank and Helen, plus all the businesses who supported the event by entering a team, sponsoring a hole and donating an array of wonderful prizes. Thanks also to our volunteer Linda Hill for her support on the day.”

Frank Dunn, event organiser and Playlist for Life trustee, said:

“Now in its sixth year, we’re delighted that the annual golf day continues to be an important event in the Playlist for Life calendar. On behalf of Helen and myself, I’d like to thank all the businesses who supported in many ways, as well as Lenzie Golf Club for hosting another hugely enjoyable day.”

At Playlist for Life we believe that everyone has a soundtrack to their life, so we jumped at the opportunity to ask our golfers what songs would be on their own playlists. 

Watch the short videos below to hear from some of our golfers. What would be on your playlist?

@playlistforlife What songs bring back great memories? We asked some golfers at our charity fundraiser to share songs that would feature on the soundtrack of their life. 🎵 #playlist #soundtrackofmylife #musicfordementia #musicanddementia #golf #favouritesong ♬ original sound - Playlist For Life
@playlistforlife A golf day fundraiser has raised £33,000 for Playlist for Life! One of our golfers tells us why he supports the charity, and what song would be on his playlist! #playlist #soundtrackofmylife #musicfordementia #dementia #dementiaawareness ♬ original sound - Playlist For Life

With thanks to all who participated and supported this event.

Our teams:

Ronnie McLeod 
Saucer Solutions
Fitzpatrick and Co. 
Frank Muir and Team 
Pacific Care 
Stirling Toner 
Cowal Building & Plumbing 
Ethigen Ltd. 
Les and Charlie Galbraith and Team 
William Hamilton and Sons Ltd. 
The Misfits 
John O’Brien and Team 
Property Response 24 Ltd. 
Steps Podiatry 
Precision Windows
Richard Henderson Ltd. 
Hacking and Paterson 
Newall Builders 
Arnold Clark 
Sutton Services 
Jim Connor and Team 
One Leisure 
University of the West of Scotland

Hole and prize sponsors 

Jean and Jim Christie 
Margaret and David Noblett 
Billy McCluskey of Sutton Services International Ltd. 
Arnold Clark  
Nigel Kelly of Ethigen Limited  
Brendan and John Brawley of Pacific Care.

Additional Sponsors

Ian Letham of Saucer Solutions
Lenzie Golf Club 
Sir Alex Ferguson 
Celtic FC 
Coia’s Restaurant 
Alan Tomkins of Ralph and Finns Restaurant  
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland  
News Scotland 
Michael Tracey 
Royal Troon Golf Club 
VOCO Grand Central Hotel 
Tim Morrison of Clydeside Distillery 
Hector Thomson 
Ian Bankier of the Whisky Shop  
Neil Watt 
Peter Di Ciacca of Riva Restaurant 
Panmure Golf Club and Brian Newall