Since its formation in 1995, Keepers of the Green's extensive fundraising activities have resulted in life changing experiences for over 200 individuals throughout the world.

The main guiding principle applied by "Keepers" in assessing suitable recipients is that they and/or their carers will derive significant improvements to their quality of life from the provision of a powered wheelchair. Please click this link to download a copy of our Application Guidelines for Potential Powered Wheelchair Recipients/Carers/Referral Organisations.

Our support is designed to "make a real difference" to individuals who are unable to easily access funding support from public health agencies.

The success of our approach is reflected in the following selection of responses which we have received from appreciative recipients:


Our First Hon. member
Sir Michael Bonallack presenting a wheelchair

"Thank you for getting me to the 18th hole and giving me my independence back". Shirley Todd.

"Our sincere thanks for the gift of the powered wheelchair. It will really transform his life and give him back the freedom and independence he has had to do without for so long". Mary Wilson, on behalf of her Dad, Jock

"The powered wheelchair is going to make an enormous difference to my new life post-illness and lift the frustration of not being able to get out and about". Sheila Taylor

"My chair has already had some effect in that I have been able to get on to the Montrose Links putting green – and got a hole in one from a sitting position at my first attempt". Fletcher Richardson

"Your sterling work does make a huge difference to the quality of life of those like Avril and is a great help to their carers". Les Smart

" . . . . . . it has made my day to day life so much easier for me and my family". David Miller

"Keepers" offer a wide range of practical support services in assessing potential recipients including liaison with GPs or local health care practitioners and home visit assessments to determine the particular needs of each individual. We also offer a full support package to maintain, adapt and, where necessary, repair all powered chairs provided in our name for the duration of each recipient's usage. These services are provided by "Keepers" preferred wheelchair provider, Med-Ecosse, a well established (1994) family business based in Loanhead, near Edinburgh, which offers a friendly and professional service to recipients through its experienced customer service staff. Colin Struthers, the MD of Med-Ecosse, has spent over 20 years in medical supply in Scotland and is personally involved in all assessments and follow-up services.

Presentations of powered wheelchairs, on behalf of Keepers of the Green, have taken place at Open Championships at St Andrews in 2000, 2005, 2010, at Carnoustie in 1999 and 2008, and at Muirfield in 2003 and 2013. We have also presented at Lytham, Sandwich, Troon, Hoylake and Turnberry. "Keepers" recently decided to restrict its main wheelchairs presentations at Open Championships when they are held in Scotland due to logistical problems in identifying sufficient potential recipients at English venues. Other presentations take place during the year, often in association with our Spring and Autumn Meetings in St Andrews.

H.R.H. The Duke of York, Captain of the
R&A in 2004, presenting powered
wheelchairs on behalf of Keepers
of the Green and the Peter Alliss
Masters at the Open Championship at Troon.