Castle Douglas Golf Club Raise £3000 For Local Wheelchair Athletes

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On Friday Evening David McBeth and Graeme Maxwell fron Castle Douglas Golf club presented Dumfries and Galloway Wheelchair Track Athletics Club with a cheque for £3000. The money was raised at the 2nd Iain McBeth Memorial golf day at C D Golf Club in July.

The first event was held in July 2019, with no event in 2020 due to Covid-19.

Iain was David’s brother and died suddenly in January 2019 of SADS – Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome. Iain, who was a fit and healthy 31 year old, had an undiagnosed heart issue that resulted in his sudden death.

David and his mum and dad decided this year to give half the money raised to the D & G Wheelchair Track Athletics club to help them recover from the terrible fire which claimed all of their equipment earlier this year. The other half of the money raised will this year go to the British Heart Foundation.

The picture shows David McBeth presenting the cheque to Shelby Watson, 5 time world wheelchair track athletics record holder, with Iain McBeth Memorial event co-organiser Graeme Maxwell, plus members of the wheelchair track athletics club, also present.

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