Posted February 05, 2013
Chisholm Hunter was delighted to be lead sponsor of the recent Scottish Spina Bifida Association Burns Supper in Glasgow.
The Burns Supper, which has been running for over 21 years, was attended by Scotland's top construction, property and law firms and raised over £20,000 for the charity.
The night featured traditional entertainment including the Address to the Haggis and readings from Robert Burns' most famous works, along with music from The Scots Pipers.
One of the undoubted highlights of the evening was the charity raffle with the star prize being a stunning Chisholm Hunter diamond pendant.
Tracey Brown, Director of Chisholm Hunter, which operates 19 stores across Scotland and England under the Chisholm Hunter Group, said: "It was a wonderful evening and it was great to be able to lend our support to such a worthy charity, which makes a huge difference to the lives of Scottish children, young adults and families who are affected by spina bifida.
"I would like to thank all the guests who had such lovely comments to make about the pendant and the Chisholm Hunter goodie bags."
The majority of those born with spina bifida will be paralysed from the waist down and will be life-long wheel chair users. Additionally, 80% of those born with the disability also have hydrocephalus that causes additional neurological problems.
Deborah Roe, Director of Fundraising for the SSBA explained why this fundraising event is so important. She said: "For the Charity's life-long commitment of care and support the SSBA has to raise over £1 million annually. Sadly, the Charity receives less than 1% of its funding from the government, which means we have to raise nearly all our funds from public donations and events like this."
She continued, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank diamond merchants, Chisholm Hunter who sponsored the event, our speakers, former track star George McNeill, Sheriff Lindsay Wood and Kevin Brown, singer Nicola Cassells, The Scot Pipers, toast master Philip Henderson and of course all of those who gave so generously on the night."
First Image Credit: ANDY WYND, CE OF SSBA & DEBORAH ROE, DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING WITH SCOT PIPERS
Second Image Credit: TRACEY BROWN, DIRECTOR OF CHISHOLM HUNTER