Media Release: Seven figure success as Quarriers smashes £1m mark at 21st Noel Lunch

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Generosity order of the day as social care charity reaches fundraising milestone

QUARRIERS, one of Scotland’s largest social care charities, achieved a fundraising goal this weekend as it passed the £1 million mark for money raised at its annual Christmas event.

Guests were in particularly generous spirits for the charity’s 21st Noel Lunch, raising more than £70,000 which took the grand total raised over the years to £1,020,000. Starring comedy favourite, Fred MacAulay, the event was hosted at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow and guests were treated to a programme of fine food and entertainment, including an auction with exclusive golfing memorabilia thanks to Quarriers’ status as an Official Charity of The 2014 Ryder Cup.

All funds raised at the Lunch will go towards the charity’s Box of Hope campaign, which aims to spread a little festive joy this Christmas by providing young homeless people with basic winter essentials.

Speaking at the event, Alice Drife, Quarriers’ chief executive, said: “We were completely overwhelmed by the money raised at last year’s Noel Lunch and the guests have shown tremendous generosity yet again. The funds raised will make a huge difference to our Box of Hope campaign and passing the £1 million mark is evidence of the fantastic support we’ve received over the years.

“Thanks must go to Fred for putting on a great show and keeping the guests thoroughly entertained as always. It was altogether a wonderful day and our events team pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable occasion.

“The Box of Hope campaign can have an extremely positive impact on a young person’s life and we must now carry on the positive momentum from today’s event and ensure the initiative is a success.”

An ever-present on Glasgow’s Christmas social scene, Quarriers’ Noel Lunch is the charity’s flagship annual event, raising awareness of its services and generating funds to help deliver its range of inspiring projects.

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