Quarriers, an official charity of the 2014 Ryder Cup, has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the country’s house-building sector this past week, as it received a £12,500 donation from Homes for Scotland.
The trade body, which represents companies building 95% of homes for sale, as well as a significant proportion of affordable housing, raised the money at its recent annual lunch and awards. For their part, Quarriers provided much sought-after tickets to the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in September for the prize draw.
The generous gesture was arranged in support of Quarriers’ Ryder Cup appeal. The appeal encourages businesses and organisations to raise funds for the charity in exchange for general admission season passes and VIP tickets to this year’s match.
How will the money be spent?
The money raised by the appeal will help Quarriers’ pioneering 'Coaching for Life' initiative. This offers support and guidance for young people who are facing disadvantages, such as homelessness, leaving care, emotional trauma and neglected education.
Niall Macpherson, Quarriers’ director of finance and corporate services, was full appreciative of the good work done by Homes for Scotland.
"They’ve raised a tremendous amount of money for the charity."
“We’re delighted to have the support of such an influential organisation as Homes for Scotland and are extremely grateful for the generosity shown by the body and its members,” said Macpherson.
“The Ryder Cup Appeal has been a fantastic project for us and will have a valuable impact on the delivery of our Coaching for Life initiative. Our aim is to provide life changing opportunities for hundreds of young people across Scotland, the appeal gives us an excellent platform to engage with organisations from all sectors.
“They’ve raised a tremendous amount of money for the charity and we hope the lucky winner enjoys the match at Gleneagles when it comes.”
Homes for Scotland chairman Sandy Adam added: “There is a clear linkage between our industry’s aim of building the homes which are necessary to provide the stable, secure platform Scots need to realise their potential and Quarriers’ goal of helping people succeed and overcome the challenges life brings.
“We are, therefore, very pleased to be contributing to this vital work with what is a record charitable donation for our organisation.”
Ryder Cup ticketing information
A range of tickets for the 2014 Ryder Cup are still available for businesses and organisations interested in supporting Quarriers’ Ryder Cup appeal.
For more information about exclusive season passes or VIP tickets, contact Bethany Coleman at [email protected] or on 01505 616160.