Sports activities-themed fundraising dinner raises £75k for Scots charities

A SPORTS-themed fundraising dinner has raised £75,000 for a bunch of 4 Scots charities.

Sportschallenge, the North-east’s sports-themed company fundraising dinner, has raised £75,000 for the 4 charities, primarily based in Aberdeen.

The funds will probably be break up between the occasion’s long-term beneficiaries, Maggie’s Aberdeen and Youngsters’s Support (Scotland) and three different worthy, native causes.

Final night time’s occasion, sponsored by funding banking agency Piper Sandler with assist from CNR Worldwide, attracted over 55 groups of ten from companies throughout the area.

Over 55 groups of ten from companies throughout the north-east of Scotland took half within the fundraising dinner.

These groups battled it out over 5 rounds of sports activities trivia within the Query of Sport fashion quiz, hosted by sports activities personalities Alan McInally and Andy Walker in Aberdeen’s P&J Stay.

Along with Maggie’s and Youngsters’s Support (Scotland), Aberdeen Sands, Residence-Begin Aberdeen and Residing Nicely Café will even be benefiting from the generosity of Sportschallenge sponsors and individuals.

Aberdeen Sands is the native nonetheless start and neonatal demise assist group managed by a committee of volunteers, all of whom are bereaved mother and father.

Residence-Begin Aberdeen gives sensible and emotional dwelling go to assist to native households to create a safe dwelling atmosphere.

The Residing Nicely Café gives a protected and pleasant area to assist folks with reminiscence loss or dementia, their households and their carers.

Nick Dalgarno, Sportschallenge Trustee and Managing Director of Piper Sandler, mentioned: “Following the announcement of the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Sportschallenge trustees rigorously thought of whether or not or to not go forward.

“We determined in opposition to cancellation, given her Majesty’s patronage of charitable organisations up and down the nation, lots of whom have missed out on important funds from occasions like Sportschallenge, which have been unable to happen in recent times as a result of pandemic.

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“Sportschallenge trustee, Barry Duncan, led a second of silence to pay visitors’ respects to her Majesty ultimately night time’s occasion.

“The success of the occasion and the generosity of our visitors imply that we’ve got but once more been in a position to assist the identical variety of charities as we did in 2019, which is testomony to the loyalty prolonged to us by the enterprise group.

“It’s a privilege to have the ability to contribute to native organisations who take care of these in each stage of life from being pregnant, by means of childhood and parenthood, proper as much as these of their twilight years.”

Richard Stewart, Centre Fundraising Supervisor at Maggie’s Aberdeen, added: “Fundraising occasions like Sportschallenge play an important function in permitting us to fund our distinctive programme of assist to folks throughout the North-east going through the challenges of most cancers.

“We might as soon as once more like to specific our gratitude to all those that took half within the occasion.

“As we’re solely funded by means of voluntary donations and group assist, benefiting from occasions corresponding to this implies we will proceed to do what we do greatest, offering care and assist to those that want it most.”