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Last chance to enter Ryder Cup silent auction

Story published at 17:37, Thursday, May 21st, 2015


(from left) local golf fan Sadie McGill age 6; Perth and Kinross Provost Liz Grant; local golf fan Stella McGill age 8; Jen Williams, Senior Greenspace Officer at Perth & Kinross Council; Niall McGill, Golf Course Officer at Perth & Kinross Council; Kathleen Smith Vice Chair of Perth & Kinross Disability Sport

(from left) local golf fan Sadie McGill age 6; Perth and Kinross Provost Liz Grant; local golf fan Stella McGill age 8; Jen Williams, Senior Greenspace Officer at Perth & Kinross Council; Niall McGill, Golf Course Officer at Perth & Kinross Council; Kathleen Smith Vice Chair of Perth & Kinross Disability Sport

This coming week is the last chance to enter the Council’s charitable silent auction of Ryder Cup memorabilia. The auction will close to bids on 31 May at 11.59pm.

The auction has so far received bids from all over the UK. Amongst the items up for grabs are many different flags, posters, banners, and signs. They would have been a familiar sight to people living in, or visiting Perth and Kinross last September when the Ryder Cup and Junior Ryder Cup took place.

The vibrant items were used to decorate streets, buildings and public areas, all serving to give a very warm welcome to Ryder Cup visitors and to generate buzz within local communities.

All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the two official local Ryder Cup charities: Perth & Kinross Disability Sports and Friends of St Margaret’s.

Perth and Kinross Provost Liz Grant, said: “When The Ryder Cup came to Perth and Kinross last year, communities across the area looked superb, colourfully dressed with items featuring warm welcoming messages to our visitors and celebrating the momentous occasion. The silent auction now offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Perth and Kinross’s Ryder Cup history. All proceeds raised will go to Perth & Kinross Disability Sports and Friends of St Margaret’s.”

Richard Hills, Director Ryder Cup Europe, said: “The legacy of the Ryder Cup continues to be of great benefit to those across the community and we are pleased that local charities such as Perth & Kinross Disability Sport and Friends of St. Margaret’s continue to benefit from what was a fantastic event.”

The items feature the Ryder Cup logo and include wording such as ‘Perthshire Welcomes The Ryder Cup’ and ‘Blairgowrie Welcomes The Junior Ryder Cup’ and winning bidders will also receive a certificate of authenticity with their item.

The full list of items being auctioned and a bidding form is available to view online at http://www.pkc.gov.uk/rydercupauction Hard copies of the list of items and bidding forms are also available to read in local libraries and mobile libraries across Perth and Kinross, as well as in Perth Museum & Art Gallery, the Fergusson Gallery and at reception in the Council’s offices in Pullar House in Perth city centre.

Bids can be submitted via email to RyderCup2014@pkc.gov.uk by completing an online bidding form on the auction’s webpage or by posting a bidding form to Ryder Cup Auction, Community Greenspace, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD.

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