Charity shop scores hole in one with major donation from golfing superstar

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Edinburgh's Morningside branch of Shelter Scotland is now selling a range of golfing items donated by one of the sport's superstars

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15th May 2018 by Susan Smith 0 Comments

Staff at Shelter Scotland's Morningside Shop couldn't believe it when golfing legend Lee Westwood walked in and dropped off thousands of pounds worth of donations.

The former world number one and seven-time winner of the Ryder Cup with the European team - more than any other player – donated golfing items and clothes including his Ryder Cup caps.

Lee's Ryder Cup team caps and visors – including Valhalla 2008 and a signed cap from the famous Gleneagles victory in 2014 – went on sale on Tuesday 15 May.

Lee, who now lives in Edinburgh, said: "I am delighted that in Shelter Scotland's 50th anniversary year I can contribute to its vital work through donating some of my personal golf memorabilia and clothing.

“Not everyone is as fortunate as I have been in my career so I am just glad to be able to give something back and support Shelter Scotland in its fight to help people facing bad housing and homelessness."

Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, said: "I can't thank Lee Westwood enough for his very generous and much-appreciated donation to our Morningside shop.

"It is even more special in this our 50th year as there is so much that still needs doing in Scotland to fight bad housing and homelessness. Fantastic donations, like this one from Lee, make our work that bit easier."

Tony Foster, manager of Shelter Scotland's Morningside shop, said: "As a golf player and fan since my childhood it's an absolute treat to receive such an amazing donation from a player I've watched and admired for over twenty years. With such a volume of items we're struggling for somewhere to 'putt' them!"