Dinner dance raises £120k for charity

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A charity dinner dance held at the Thainstone Exchange in January has raised £120,000 for Maggie’s Aberdeen.

The ‘Scottish Night with a Twist’, was supported by local businesses including ANM Group, Strachan’s and Scotbeef and also by event headliners Red Hot Chilli Pipers who were delighted to announce their selection of Maggie’s Centre Aberdeen as their charity of choice for 2018.

The event also featured an auction and silent auction, with all auction lots sponsored by companies and individuals, raising valuable funds for the North-east charity which provides vital support to those undertaking cancer treatment in both Aberdeen city and shire.

The funds raised means Maggie’s can continue to provide its valuable support to the North-east community.

Maggie’s relies completely on the generosity of donations and fundraising events like this are vital to the charity.

Paula Cormack, fundraising manager at Maggie’s Aberdeen Centre, said: “The ‘Scottish Night with a Twist’ was an excellent evening of entertainment, food and company, with 400 people in attendance.

“We are blown away by the generosity of those who attended and participated in the auction and silent auction, and by the kind donations from the sponsors of the evening.”

Some of the prizes for the auctions included a Loch Lomond seaplane West coast explorer tour for two, a spa weekend for two at Gleneagles and specially commissioned paintings by renowned artists Iain Faulkner and Glen Scouller.