Charity cash raised at ladies’ lunch
A Burnside woman has raised thousands of pounds for charity after holding a ladies lunch event.
Sharon Collie’s event at the Alona Hotel in Strathclyde Park, Motherwell, pulled in £4100 in total for Bobath Scotland, who help children with cerebral palsy.
Sharon’s daughter Rachel suffers from the condition, and the family have held many charity events over the past several years, with all the funds going towards Bobath.
This year was the third year running they have put on a ladies’ lunch, with TV entertainer Edward Reid taking on hosting duties and entertaining the crowd, and the Treble Clef’s choir performing, which Sharon’s daughters Rachel and Louise are both in.
The day raised £2100, a figure which was then matched by the accountancy firm Campbell Dallas.
Sharon and her stepdaughter Susan Kelly organised the event.
Sharon said:“It was a great day, and we’re actually already thinking about the next one.
“It gets a little easier because we’ve done a few of them now and know what we’re doing.
“Edward Reid was his usual fabulous self as always, and almost from the start of the afternoon everyone was up dancing and having a good time. “The Treble Clefs also sang and were brilliant. “A lot of people donated raffle prizes, which was fantastic and I’d really like to thank them for that.
“We raised £2100, and my stepdaughter Jennifer works at Campbell Dallas, and they had agreed to match what we raised, so it came to over £4000 in total.”
Bobath Scotland offer specialist knowledge to analyse a child with cerebral palsy’s skills and ways of enhancing their abilities.
More than 600 children have attended the centre, with no charge passed on to the families.
Cerebral palsy is a general term that describes a group of conditions that cause movement problems. More information can be found at www. bobathscotland.org.uk
Selfie Time Edward Reid was quick to take a picture
Arms in the air The lunch was a big hit
Party spirit It did not take long for the dancing to start
On song The Treble Clefs choir