Generous Westwood’s gift to Edinburgh charity

Kilton Forest Golf Club, Worksop.'Lee Westwood officially re-opens the golf club after refurbishments.'Picture: Lee Westwood. w100727-10d
Kilton Forest Golf Club, Worksop.'Lee Westwood officially re-opens the golf club after refurbishments.'Picture: Lee Westwood. w100727-10d

Worksop golf star Lee Westwood has donated thousands of pounds worth of personal memorabilia, golfing items and designer clothing to an Edinburgh charity shop.

Staff at Shelter Scotland’s Morningside Shop were left shocked after Westwood and his partner dropped off the bags and bags of donations.

Among them were several of his Ryder Cup team caps and visors – including Valhalla 2008 and a signed cap from the famous Gleneagles victory in 2014 – and five Ping ‘Westy’ caps.

Westwood, who now lives in Edinburgh, said: “I am delighted that in Shelter Scotland’s 50th anniversary year I can contribute to its vital work through donating some of my personal golf memorabilia and clothing.

“Not everyone is as fortunate as I have been in my career so I am just glad to be able to give something back and support Shelter Scotland in its fight to help people facing bad housing and homelessness.”

Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said: “I can’t thank Lee Westwood enough for his very generous and much-appreciated donation to our Morningside shop.”

In 2016, the golfer left bags of designer gear at an Edinburgh British Heart Foundation shop.