Ellon firm show support at fundraiser
A finance firm based in Ellon has played their part in helping see a fundraising dinner go down a storm last weekend.
The 2014 Alzheimer’s Dinner, held last Saturday raised a staggering £55,000 thanks to high bidders and generous donations.
Held at the Aberdeen’s Mercure Ardoe House Hotel, the event was organised on behalf of the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust by Charlie Bain,
Ellon financial adviser, Phil Anderson, was delighted to help the good cause with a generous contribution.
The local businessman donated a pair of signed and framed autographed boxing trunks from the International Boxing Hall of Fame which has signatures from 16 former World Champions including Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvin Hagler.
Mr Anderson said: “I have known Charlie for several years now and the work that he and his wife Carol put in to these fundraising dinners is quite incredible.
“We are very proud to support such a good cause and I would like to congratulate Charlie and Carol on another fantastic event.”
Organiser, Mr Bain - whose late father, Charles and father-in-law, Roy both had Alzheimer’s disease - has held two fundraiser dinners previously.
He has already managed to raise £19,000 for an activity bus and £50,000 for high-tech equipment that will aid imaging which will help to spot the early signs of dementia.
As well as contributing a donation towards the auction, one of the guests sitting at the Phil Anderson Financial Services table bid £3,000 for a trip to Barcelona in May to watch Barcelona take on Athletico Madrid in the last match of the Spanish football season.
Strictly Come Dancing celebrities Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor also starred at the event.