Beatson Cancer Charity’s Sporting Dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow raised almost £100,000 which will help us to support cancer patients and their families.
The night marked the 25th dinner – which had been delayed for two years following the Covid-19 pandemic.
It was originally formed by the charity’s co-founders Alan Kilpatrick and Ian Dickson, who attended the event on Thursday 12th May 2022.
Alan Kilpatrick, co-founder and director of Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “I am absolutely delighted the 25th Sporting Dinner was such a great success.
“It was always going to be a memorable night as we all celebrated that milestone, and raising such a fantastic total for the charity made it even more special."
Alan continued: “I am so grateful to everyone who has supported the dinner over the years including all our wonderful speakers and guests who have helped make the Sporting Dinner an unmissable night. These 25 dinners have themselves raised a fantastic £1.6 million for the benefit of Beatson patients and their families.”
The evening was hosted by broadcaster David Tanner, who was joined by football legend Ruud Gullit as a special guest during the night.
£67,000 of the money was raised through the auction - £24,000 of this was raised by a Cask of Whisky alone.
Other auction prizes included a directors box experience at Aberdeen Football Club, hospitality for two at The Open in St Andrews and two tickets to the Women’s French Open Final in Paris.
Gary Milne, Technical & Design Director for Stewart Milne Homes as well as a Business Ambassador for the charity, said: “Stewart Milne Group has developed a proud, personal and profound attachment to Beatson Cancer Charity over the last 10+ years.
“This year was the Group’s third consecutive sponsorship of the Sporting Dinner and three years since the previous occasion (pre-pandemic). Enormous credit to everyone involved for what was not just a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable evening for all those lucky enough to have a ticket, but also hugely successful for Beatson Cancer Charity thanks to the amazing generosity of so many.
“Already looking forward to next year’s event.”
Susan Brodie, events manager at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who attended the dinner and helped us raise this fantastic amount of money.
“It ultimately enables us to care for more patients and families across the west of Scotland and develop new services .”