Lawrie donates signed Open memento

05/07/12 To promote the UCAN Golf day Fiona Pearson- (UCAN fund raising manager) and Ronnie MacAskill Director of Golf at Aberdeen Royal Golf Club and Chairman of UCAN Sam McClinton(red&blue tie)
05/07/12 To promote the UCAN Golf day Fiona Pearson- (UCAN fund raising manager) and Ronnie MacAskill Director of Golf at Aberdeen Royal Golf Club and Chairman of UCAN Sam McClinton(red&blue tie)

Golf champion Paul Lawrie has donated a signed print of the course where he won the 1999 Open to be auctioned for local urological cancer charity UCAN.

The limited edition print of Carnoustie Golf Links 15th green, by Graeme Baxter, is set to be one of the star items at the UCAN Golf Challenge dinner on Thursday, September 27.

Teams will battle it out at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, one of the main sponsors, during the day before attending the celebratory dinner at Aberdeen’s Marcliffe Hotel in the evening.

Other unusual auction lots include an animal photo session, where the successful bidder will have their pet or horse’s portrait taken by UCAN’s fundraising manager Fiona JD Pearson, a professional photographer who has in the past been commissioned by equestrian magazines including Horse & Hound and has also worked for the World Wildlife Fund and Kenyan Wildlife Service in East Africa.

Guests will also have the chance to bid for tickets for the sold out Michael McIntyre and Lionel Richie concerts at the AECC, Michel Herbelin watches donated by Finnies the Jeweller, a signed Emeli Sande CD and books autographed by Twiggy and jockey Bob Champion, who survived cancer and went on to win the Grand National.

All proceeds will go to UCAN’s latest campaign to raise £2.5million to buy Scotland’s first Robotically-Assisted Surgical System (RASS) for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Considered to be the future for surgical procedures, the Robotically-Assisted Surgical System utilises powerful and advanced tools, which enables very intricate and precise surgery to be carried out in patients, and has numerous benefits over traditional ‘open’ surgery, including faster recovery, less pain post operation, less blood loss, shorter hospital stay and speeds up operating times.

For more information visit www.ucanfundraise.org.uk, call Fiona JD Pearson on 01224 559312 or 07702 795409 or email ucan@abdn.ac.uk