This week, East Lothian Foodbank based in
Tranent, has been the official charity of the Aberdeen Standard Investments
Ladies Scottish Open. The foodbank, which provides emergency food to people in
crisis and feeds over 6,000 local people each year, benefited to the
tune of £27,000 as the Official Charity of the 2020 Aberdeen Standard
Investments Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. The tournament was
won by American LPGA star, Stacy Lewis.

Part of that figure came from a ‘Birdie Pledge’ initiative, backed by title sponsor Aberdeen Standard Investments whereby every birdie and eagle made by the professionals amounted to £5 and £10 being contributed to the fundraising tally – totaling £5,100, with 992 birdies and 14 eagles being made across the four tournament days.

Photo Caption: Candace Higgins (L), Director of East Lothian Foodbank is joined by representatives from the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open and champion Stacy Lewis at The Renaissance Golf Club.

The Birdie Pledge contribution was combined with donations from tournament host, The Renaissance Club, tournament promoter, IMG and the Ladies European Tour and LPGA, as well as online donations from the public. The valuable funds raised will help East Lothian Foodbank continue to care for the local community.

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