Quarriers’ 80k Christmas gift

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Quarriers chief executive Alice Drife with Fred MacAuley.

​Big boost for Quarriers as it breaks donation record

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8th December 2015 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

One of Scotland’s largest social care charities received a significant pre-Christmas boost as it raised a huge £80,000 at its annual festive fundraiser.

Generous guests dug deep yet again as they enjoyed Quarriers’ 22nd Noel Lunch with a programme of fine food and entertainment at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.

Fred MacAulay was guest speaker for an historic afternoon for the charity, as it raised its highest ever amount at a formal event.

All funds raised at this year’s Noel Lunch will go towards the charity’s range of children and families services which help thousands of families across the country through residential, respite and drop-in services, as well as offering nursery facilities, emotional and practical support and health advice, among others.

It’s very humbling to see so much support for a service that has a hugely positive impact on the daily lives of so many people

Alice Drife, Quarriers’ chief executive, said: “Quarriers children and families services will benefit greatly from everyone’s efforts and it’s very humbling to see so much support for a service that has a hugely positive impact on the daily lives of so many people.”  

Phil Genoe, chairman of Quarriers Noel Lunch Committee said: “It’s been another fantastic year and I’m overwhelmed by the sheer generosity of our supporters. It’s always a brilliant event and I take personal pride in this fundraising milestone which is a very welcome bonus.”

As one of Glasgow’s longstanding festive social fundraisers, Quarriers’ Noel Lunch is the charity’s flagship annual event, raising awareness of its services and generating funds to help deliver its range of inspiring projects.