Beatson Cancer Charity’s third 'Bard and his Belles' Burns Supper has raised an incredible £57,234, which will allow the charity to continue investing in scientific research, funded posts and patient and care services.
On Friday 18 January, over 500 guests came together to celebrate everyone’s favourite Scottish poet, Robert Burns, and the ladies that inspired him. Guest speaker for the evening was the Rt Hon.
Dame Elish Angiolini, DBE QC FRSE, former Lord Advocate and Solicitor General of Scotland.
Elish was joined by BBC reporter and presenter Alison Walker, who was the host for the evening, and after-dinner speaker, Comedian Eric Davidson. Elish said:
Guests enjoyed a three-course Scottish-themed dinner, a range of Scottish music and entertainment from Ceilidh band - Well Plaid, as well as auctions and a quiz.
Thanks to generous donors, auction prizes included a sushi making lesson from Scottish chef Guy Cowan, tickets to see Cher at the SSE Hydro and a specially-commissioned piece of art by John Damari.
The total raised on the evening will allow the charity to continue to invest in scientific research, funded posts and patient and care services. Beatson Cancer Charity’s Interim Chief Executive, Alison McGregor, said: