Winter Dinner Dance 2014 raises record total for charity

Thw Winter Dinner Dance for Spinal Injuries Scotland 2014

A fundraising event in aid of Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) has raised an incredible £80,000 to support the charity’s work with spinal cord injured people across the country.

The Digby Brown Winter Dinner Dance for Spinal Injuries Scotland was held at Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel on Friday 7th November 2014 and featured comedian Kevin Bridges, Capital Radio host Des Clarke and Alastair Campbell, former Director of Communications to Tony Blair.

Des Clarke compere at Winter Dinner Dance 2014

Des Clarke kept over 540 guests entertained throughout a packed evening 

Kevin Bridges at Digby Brown Winter Dinner Dance 2014

Comedian Kevin Bridges on stage at the Winter Dinner Dance 

The night's entertainment was kicked off with a video parody using Pharrell Williams song "Happy" and featured dancing from staff at Digby Brown, volunteers and staff at Spinal Injuries Scotland and clinical and support staff at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit at the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow.  View the Digby Brown Winter Dinner Dance for Spinal Injuries Scotland - Happy video on YouTube.

SIS is the national voluntary organisation concerned with new and long-term spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends, along with those involved in the management, care and rehabilitation of the injury. Digby Brown and SIS have a relationship going back two decades and this year marked the tenth year of the event being organised by Digby Brown.

Angie Malone speaking at Winter Dinner Dance 2014

We were privileged to have Angie Malone, World Champion curler and Paralympian, speak at the event. Truly inspirational

The £80,000 raised on the night was a new record and means the event has raised over £500,000 for Spinal Injuries Scotland over the last decade.

Chris Stewart, Digby Brown Partner and Head of the firm’s Serious Injury Department, said:

“The Winter Dinner Dance for Spinal Injuries Scotland is always a fantastic event and this year took us to new heights. We were delighted to welcome a record number of guests and some really world-class entertainment. All of that had an important purpose though – to raise vital funds to support a great charity in its work across Scotland.

"At Digby Brown we see first-hand the incredible difference that Spinal Injuries Scotland makes, not only to the lives of those with spinal cord injuries but their friends, relatives and carers. We are proud of our long-standing relationship with the organisation and pleased that we were able to play our part in helping them continue their excellent work.

"Such a successful event could only be achieved through the generosity of many people and I would like to place on record our thanks to those who attended and gave so much on the night and the individuals and organisation that supported the evening in many different ways.”

Chris Stewart speaking at Winter Dinner Dance 2014

Digby Brown Partner Chris Stewart talking about the partnership between Digby Brown and Spinal Injuries Scotland 

Alastair Campbell speaking at Winter Dinner Dance 2014

Not only did Alastair Campbell pipe guests in, he spoke about the important role of events like the Winter Dinner Dance in helping charities continue their vital work 

Room all set up for Winter Dinner Dance 2014

The 2014 Digby Brown Winter Dinner Dance for Spinal Injuries Scotland