Dementia UK is the Ladies Scottish Open’s official charity partner

August 9, 2019

We are excited to be announced as The Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open’s official charity partner of the tournament at The Renaissance Club, which is currently in full swing (8 – 11 August).

This opportunity complements the national partnership already in place between Standard Life Aberdeen and Dementia UK.

Kirsty Brownlie, Head of Community Engagement and Sustainability at Aberdeen Standard Investments, said: “I’m delighted that we’re extending our national partnership with Dementia UK by announcing them as the official charity of this year’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies’ Scottish Open. We hope our support of the ‘Birdies Pledge’, as well as other initiatives associated with the event, will help raise much needed funds to support those living with Dementia.”

Dementia UK's stand at the Ladies Scottish Open

As part of our presence at the event, we are running a raffle and a number of other awareness raising activities at our charity stand. The players, caddies, spectators and staff were also encouraged to dress with a splash or Tartan on the tournament’s Wednesday Pro-Am day to raise awareness of Dementia UK.

On the course, returning to support the official charity for the fifth year running is the Aberdeen Standard Investments ‘birdie pledge’, which involves the title sponsor donating £5 for every birdie and £10 for every eagle scored over the course of the Championship. Last year a total of £14,000 was raised for the official charity and with the 156-strong player field shaping up with players including Georgia Hall, Ariya Jutanugarn and Catriona Matthew, the fundraising target will be set high.

Funds raised will help families facing dementia through our Admiral Nurse service and our national Dementia Helpline.