INAUGURAL CHARITY WEBINAR HAILED AS SUCCESS
On the evening of Saturday 28 November 2020, the St Andrew’s Friendship Group hosted its first Charity Webinar for over 110 participants.
The event, which involved Peter Donnelly of Pol Roger / Glenfarclas as keynote speaker, drew participants together in a virtual meeting, with all enjoying the shared experience of 4 sensational Glenfarclas drams selected and supplied by Mr Donnelly.
To accompany the 4 double drams, the participants received a Glencairn Glass as a memento of a double celebration – the group’s 10th anniversary and 1st commemorative bottling.
Whilst the drams provided the backdrop, the focus of the event was to raise money for deserving causes and the organisers were not dissappointed.
Over the course of the two hour session, the members and invited guests raised in excess of £7,000!
Adrian Robertson from ‘Jacobite’, regular musical supports of the group, provided live entertainment for all those taking part and helped make the night one to remember for all involved.
For most, the ideal charity night is one where the members can come together, renew friendships and celebrate the traditions of Scotland. However, recognising the limits imposed by the current COVID-19 situation, all agreed that this format provided the best possible alternative. Indeed, it may open the door for future, additional events to take place in a similar, virtual environment.
10th Anniversary Bottling Winners Announced
The winning bottles of our commemorative bottling were numbers 274 and 36 purchased by Jim Baird and Michael Brackenridge, (shown here) respectively.
Jim has chosen to split his £1000 donation between Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK, whilst Michael has chosen the St Vincent’s Hospice in Renfrewshire. Well done to them both and a thank you to all those who bought the bottles and allowed us to fundraise in this way.