- First ever Quarriers Ladies’ Lunch raises £10,000 for social care charity -
ONE of Scotland’s largest social care charities, Quarriers, received a £10,000 boost this past week as guests dug deep at the charity’s inaugural Ladies’ Lunch.
Hosted by broadcasting legend Hazel Irvine at the luxurious Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, the event saw 150 guests pack out the hotel’s stunning Grand Ballroom in the name of charity.
As well as enjoying tales of Ms Irvine’s diverse and inspiring career, guests were treated to complimentary pamper sessions with cosmetics specialist Kiehl’s as well as style advice and a catwalk show from fashion house LK Bennett.
Ms Irvine was the obvious choice to host the event due to her link to sport, and in particular golf as Quarriers was the Official Charity of The 2014 Ryder Cup.
Commenting at the charity’s newest fundraiser, Trish Godman, chair of Quarriers’ board of trustees, said: “Today focused on all the inspirational women that surround our daily lives. At Quarriers, we see it every day in young people who haven’t had the best start in life, mums trying to keep their families together against all the odds and women with a disability who want to speak out on the issues that are important to them.
“For us, it was an absolutely fantastic event and Quarriers’ events team has done an amazing job pulling it together. The hotel and its staff were also excellent and the Grand Ballroom was a fabulous venue for our first-ever Ladies’ Lunch.
“With it being the inaugural event, we were delighted Hazel could join us. She has some wonderful stories which were a real highlight of the day.
“We were overwhelmed by the generosity of guests and we’d like to thank them for contributing towards such an important cause. Quarriers has the potential to have a significant impact on many lives, so our guests’ support was greatly appreciated and we hope to see them again at next year’s event at the Grand Central Hotel on Sunday 28 February 2016.”
Notes to editors
Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities, providing practical care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances.
The charity runs over 100 services across Scotland, and is expanding its work in England, with services in Bath, Swindon, Cheshire and South Shields.
Quarriers’ services support adults and children with disabilities, young people facing homelessness, families facing poverty, unpaid carers and people affected by epilepsy.
For more information, visit www.quarriers.org.uk.
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