Digby Brown raises record-breaking £83,000 for Spinal Injuries Scotland
Digby Brown has announced that a record-breaking £83,000 was raised for Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) at the firm’s annual Winter Dinner Dance.
The event was held on Friday 8 November at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Glasgow, where over 570 guests joined together to raise funds for SIS.
The charity helps those living with new and long-term spinal cord injuries, as well as their relatives and friends, assisting with the management, care and rehabilitation of life-changing injuries.
This year’s extravaganza marks the seventeenth year the personal injury firm has hosted the fundraiser.
The event was compèred by radio DJ Des Clarke and featured a guest performance from comedian Sean Locke.
Chris Stewart, partner and head of Digby Brown’s serious injury department, said: “Every year we are bowled over by the popularity of this event and the generosity of the guests who this year raised more than £83,000 in just a few hours - it’s nothing short of humbling.
“In our day jobs we see first-hand the after-effects of spinal injuries - it’s why we are proud of our long-standing bond with the SIS volunteers and the vital service they provide to hundreds across the country.
“I’d like to thank Des for hosting, Sean for performing and everyone behind the scenes who helped make the night a triumph.”
Various fundraising activities occurred throughout the night with a tombola, prize-draw and casino available for guests to get involved and raise money for the charity.
Our annual auction boasted an array of fantastic prizes, including a three-night cottage stay on the Isle of Islay, an iPhone 8, and an all-inclusive afternoon at Perth Racecourse for four people.
The grand prize for the evening was a brand new car courtesy of Peter Vardy.