A CHARITY golf day has raised thousands of pounds for Golden Friendship – an organisation for the elderly, disabled and those with special needs and learning difficulties.

Tom Sheridan, owner of Clydebank Estate and Letting Agents, organised the event in May and has since been able to donate a total of £2,351 to the charity.

Tom credited the founder of Golden Friendship Jim McLaren for the “fantastic job” he is doing and said he was more than happy to help with fundraising.

He told the Post: “I think local businesses should support local charities. He’s (Jim McLaren) doing this for no cost. He’s doing it from the good of his heart.

“He’s helping older people and people with disabilities. The guy should be knighted.

“It was a great day and the feedback was that it was an outstanding day. Everyone is committed to doing it again next year.

There were 12 teams of four taking part in the competition held at Clydebank and District Golf Club on Friday, May 18 and it was the Clydebank Estate and Letting Agents team that took home the trophy.

Due to the event's success, Tom is expecting 18 teams of four in next year’s event.

The funds will go towards a trip to Blackpool, which has been organised for a group of disabled people.

Meanwhile, Jim said: “It’s amazing. We are talking between 75 and 100 people to Blackpool, and we are paying £3,500 for the transport.

“We are all going to the same hotel, which is catered to people with disabilities. It’s a big help.

“It’s marvellous. It gives us encouragement that there are so many people backing us.”