Burns Supper raises £50,000 for charity

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More than 400 people attended the event at the Glasgow Hilton. 

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

Glasgow’s largest Burns Supper raised over £50,000 for young people and their families affected by spina bifida.

More than 400 guests attended the event, held at the city’s Hilton Hotel by the charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland).

Former Scottish international rugby player and sports presenter Andy Nicol hosted the evening, which saw guests enjoy renditions of Burns’ famous poems, a four-course meal, and a quiz on all things Robert Burns.

The celebrations ended with a performance of Auld Lang Syne by classical signer Nicola Cassells.

Since its launch in 1990, SBH Scotland’s Burns Supper event has raised over £1 million, which has been used to support thousands of families across Scotland affected by the lifelong conditions of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

Deborah Roe, the charity’s fundraising director, said: “Our annual Burns Supper event is a fantastic way to kick off our events calendar for the year. To have another sell-out event is a huge achievement and it goes a long way in helping us provide our dedicated services to hundreds of children, and their families, affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus across Scotland.

“I would like to thank our fantastic supporters, fundraisers and our headline sponsors, Chisholm Hunter, for their continued support and in helping us kick off 2020 in such a spectacular way.”

Harry Brown, managing director at Chisholm Hunter, added: “The team at SBH Scotland genuinely changes people’s lives, promising to help and support those living with the lifelong conditions of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. They are an inspiration to us all.”