Regulars find a fair-way to help 12-year-old Erin

Bishopbriggs Golf Club John Winter Memorial Golf Day.  Members handing over ?1000 cheque to Erin Rule 9.9.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Bishopbriggs Golf Club John Winter Memorial Golf Day. Members handing over ?1000 cheque to Erin Rule 9.9.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

PAR-fect patrons of a popular pub have teed-up a four-figure boost for an inspirational girl.

Regulars at Quins Bar in Bishopbriggs raised a fantastic £1,230 for the Rule family. Twelve-year-old Erin Rule is afflicted by the neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia.

The money was collected at the John Winter Memorial Golf Day at Bishopbriggs Golf Club.

The annual event is held in memory of former Quins favourite John Winter, a Bishopbriggs man who played for Leeds United in the club’s halcyon days of the 1960s.

With Erin’s disease confining her to a wheelchair and requiring constant care, grateful mum Julie said the cash would go a long way to helping improve her beloved daughter’s quality of life.

Julie said: “We’ve put a new wardrobe in her bedroom that will allow her to pick her own clothes and shoes.

“You know what girls are like with what they want to wear that day.

“It’s about making her feel comfortable and special.”

Erin’s degenerative disease, which is life threatening, affects every muscle in her nervous system and also her breathing and swallowing.

She attends the Ashcraig School, which caters for pupils with physical impairments and acute health problems, on Stepps Road in Glasgow, and also goes to the Robin House children’s hospice in Balloch.

Andy Bradley, one of the organisers of the John Winter Memorial Day, said: “John was a good player and a good guy and is very sadly missed in Quins. He was quite a character in the pub.

“Julie drinks in Quins and last year, as Erin goes to Robin House, we donated the money to CHAS, but this year we just gave it directly to her.

“It is all about helping improve Erin’s quality of life.”

Julie added: “I’d really like to thank everyone who contributed, it was very kind of them.”