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30th Anniversary Ball raises thousands for charity

Tuesday 06th February 2018

St. Vincent’s Hospice raised more than £72,000 at their 30th Anniversary Ceilidh Ball, gathering hundreds of guests, supporters and sponsors from across the community on Friday 2 February.

The event, which took place at the Hilton Glasgow, marked 30 years of St. Vincent’s providing palliative and end of life care for thousands of people and families since they first opened their doors in 1988.

Commenting on the evening, Chief Executive of St. Vincent’s Hospice, Kate Lennon, said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the success of our 30th Anniversary Ball, and wanted to say a huge thank you to so many people that made this possible.

“The evening was the culmination of months of work from our Fundraising Team and Volunteer committee who worked tirelessly to make sure the event was a success. Our entertainers on the night were also on top form, from our host, Andy Cameron M.B.E, keeping the evening on track with jokes and entertainment, Natasha Raskin Sharp kept the bids flying at our Grand Auction, to First Class providing an amazing night of pop and traditional Scottish music, who had the entire room on their feet from start to finish.”

As part of the anniversary, Pearl Sponsors came forward from across the community and will be supporting St. Vincent’s throughout 2018. As a small token of thanks, the Hospice wanted to give them something unique to mark the occasion.

Kate added: “Our Pearl Sponsors have been so generous and we wanted to thank them with something truly special. We contacted renowned artist, John Damari, who is well known for his work with charities and commissioned a unique work: ‘The Many Caring Hearts of St. Vincent’s Hospice.’ We arranged for a very limited number of prints to be made and framed, presenting these to each of our Sponsors as part of our celebrations on the night.”

St. Vincent’s Pearl Sponsors came from multiple sectors in the community, specifically: A&D Logistics, Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services, Barr and Wray, Benston Motor Engineers, Chemtech Consultancy, Intu Braehead, John Roach Funeral Services, MacDuff International, MacAsphalt, Marbill Coaches, NCT Leather and W.J & W. Lang Limited, Peak Scientific, Phoenix Car Company, Spar Scotland, Spectrum Service Solutions and WH Malcolm.

Guests were also presented with a limited edition St. Vincent’s Whisky, provided courtesy of MacDuff International as a keepsake of the evening.

For more information about St. Vincent’s Hospice, and how you can get involved in their 30th Anniversary year, visit:

30th Anniversary Ball raises thousands for charity