Charity golf competition for Ellon man

Bill Macdonald has organised the charity golf competition
Bill Macdonald has organised the charity golf competition

A charity golf tournament will be held in Ellon next month.

The event has been organised by local man Bill Macdonald.

He has chosen to hold the golf tournament in aid of Myeloma UK.

Bill lives with myeloma (bone marrow cancer) and decided to host the sporting competition in a bid to raise money to enable research into the disease.

Bill was diagnosed with myeloma in September 2014 just before he got married to his wife, Maureen.

Speaking to the Times about Bill’s diagnosis, Maureen said: “It was a shock to say the least as both of our spouses died of cancer in 2010.

“Bill is on his second cycle of chemotherapy and is doing well.”

Maureen added: “Bill has only very recently taken up the sport of golf and is very grateful to the senior section in Ellon for their support.

“He has also received excellent care from the consultants at the ARI haematology department and the GPs at Ellon Surgery.”

The charity golf tournament will be held at the McDonald Golf Course in Ellon on Friday, July 6.

Tee times can be booked online on the BRS website or call the golf club on either 01358 720576 or 01358 722891. Entry is £8 or £6 for members.