Stephen Gallacher launches Christmas fund-raiser for kids in Lothians

European Tour star Stephen Gallacher has announced that his Foundation is launching a fund-raising initiative to provide support to children across Scotland this Christmas.

Stephen Gallacher, pictured with his son/caddie Jack in the Portugal Masters, has launched a Christmas fund-raiser through his Foundation. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images
Stephen Gallacher, pictured with his son/caddie Jack in the Portugal Masters, has launched a Christmas fund-raiser through his Foundation. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The Stephen Gallacher Foundation is focussed on giving boys and girls in the Lothians the opportunity to take up golf, but this will be the first time that their activities have directly supported non-golfing initiatives.

Two charities - Aberlour, Scotland's Children’s Charity and, specifically, their Urgent Assistance Fund, and River Kids in West Lothian – will benefit from an online draw to raise funds to give to children who need it most this Christmas.

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“It's been a tough year for us all, but for some children it's a matter of having meals in a stomach or heads on a pillow,” said the four-time European Tour winner.

“So, we at Stephen Gallacher Foundation, along with my management company, Bounce, wanted to make a difference at this most challenging of Christmas times.

“Supporting kids in need is always close to my heart, and anything that we can do to help this Christmas, will, I hope, impact on children and families across the country.”

In addition to support from the golfing world, the Foundation will be helped by “friends from sport, entertainment and the business world”.

This will be done with online activity to raise awareness and enhance the prize offering.

The online draw will run until 20h December, and tickets can be purchased for £10 from the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Go Fund Me page – gofundme.com/f/stephen-gallacher-foundation-for aberlour

Gallacher will make the draw live at 7pm on 20 December.

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