In true Scottish fashion guests were piped in to celebrate a night of fine-dining, ceilidh dancing and supporting the charity’s vital work of helping people in Scotland rebuild their lives after diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke.
Celebrity hosts, much loved weather present, Judith Ralston and Scottish comedian, Bruce Devlin made sure that everyone had a fabulous evening.
Jane-Claire Judson, Chief Executive, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, said:
“We are absolutely delighted at the success of our first ever St Andrew’s Ball!
“It was fantastic to welcome over 200 people in their finery to help us support the 1 in 5 people in Scotland living with chest, heart and stroke conditions. And thanks to their support we raised over £20,000, which is just incredible!
“These vital funds will help people to rebuild their lives, regain their confidence and live their lives to the full.
“It was our first time putting on this event and we are so grateful to everyone who supported us and made the night possible. Special thanks to our headline sponsor, Bluebird Care. Their sponsorship enabled us to host the event and ultimately move closer to delivering our ambition to ensure there is no life half lived in Scotland.”
Jane Perry, Director and Owner of Bluebird Care Edinburgh & Bluebird Care Glasgow South, said:
“We are delighted to have been involved in the inaugural CHSS St Andrew’s Ball. The evening was a wonderful celebration of all the excellent work that CHSS do and highlighted the vast differences that their work can make to people.
“I myself have had a defibrillator fitted due to a defective family gene and know only too well how families are affected by strokes and heart attacks. I have been given a lifeline and an opportunity to make a difference which is why I am so passionate about the work I do at Bluebird Care and with this special charity.
“This cause and the differences the charity makes really matters to us at Bluebird Care and getting the message across that people can live full lives with the right support at home is crucial.”