Over £4,000 has been raised for Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland thanks to the generosity of guests enjoying the Women in Property Central Scotland Annual Dinner at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh on 28th February. The impressive total is set to be around £5,000 including Gift Aid.
Property and construction specialists from across the region came together to celebrate Scotland’s vibrant industry and diversity. An annual highlight, this year the Dinner included entertainment from award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons and Music in Hospitals & Care musicians Fiona and Dougie, a ‘Diamond Drop’ from Laings Jewellers and a raffle with prizes kindly donated by local businesses. Tables were all named after awe-inspiring women, from Emmeline Pankhurst to Amelia Earhart and Agent Fifi to Boudicca.
Barbara Osborne, Chief Executive of Music in Hospitals & Care, spoke of the amazing work done by the charity:
“Our sessions are designed to reach and connect people, encourage communication, meaningful interactions and evoke emotions and memories. Since 1948 our aim has been to overcome barriers which prevent people, regardless of their health or wellbeing, from accessing the therapeutic benefits of live music, from lullabies for babies in neonatal units to old favourites for those living with dementia. Thank you to all of you for your support in making this happen.”
Samantha McCabe, outgoing Branch Chairman of Women in Property, said:
“We are so happy that not only did everyone have a great time at the Dinner but, better still, we all got together to raise money to help this wonderful charity. I would like to thank our sponsors BAM Construction, Will Rudd and Barton Willmore, whose support enabled us to organise a fabulous event and thanks too to Women in Property members and their guests for turning out in such enthusiastic numbers.”
Branch Chairman Samantha McCabe
Comedian Zoe Lyons
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