Digby Brown’s Ayr office held their annual Burns Supper and Ceilidh night on Saturday 2nd February raising an amazing £3,351 for their chosen local charity Ayrshire Cancer Support. The evening took place again at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway.
Guests on the night were well entertained with the traditional Address to the Haggis, Selkirk Grace and our Ayr office’s very own Lee Murray doing Burns’ Ode to the Toothache. As usual there was a fantastic three-course Burns Supper which was followed by a traditional Scottish Ceilidh.
The entertainment for the evening did not stop there with a variety of fundraising activities throughout the evening, starting with a game of “Heads and Tails” with the winner receiving a litre bottle of whisky.
There was also the opportunity to win a bottle of malt whisky, bottle of Morgan’s rum or a bottle of prosecco in this year’s coin toss.
The raffle was another success of the night with a Nespresso coffee machine, a year’s family membership to the National Trust for Scotland, afternoon tea, a variety of gift vouchers amongst the 20 prizes on offer.
“We are proud as an office to be supporting Ayrshire Cancer Support and the vital work they do in our community. We know that the funds raised will be a great help to them and the services they provide for cancer sufferers and their families.
“I would like to personally thank everyone who supported the event, our programme sponsors and those that donated prizes for the evening. We managed to raise a fantastic £3,351 for a very deserving charity."
Ayrshire Cancer Support said: "We've just heard that the Digby Brown Burns Supper raised over £3,300! Excellent news - thank so much. Thank you to the team who helped make the night such a success, our volunteers who were able to attend had a fantastic night"View in Browser
Our solicitors in Ayr have been holding a Lucky Square Wine Raffle to raise funds for thier local charity Ayrshire Cancer Support.
With three chances to win, the team managed to raise an amazing £520 by selling each square for £5 for the charity.
The prizes available were:
The lucky winners were announced last Friday. The winner of the Champagne and glasses was John McGill, the winner of the Prosecco was Keir Murray and the winner of the bottles of wine was Jai McDowall. All were delighted to have an extra treat just in time for the festive season.
Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr office said: “We are so pleased to be supporting Ayrshire Cancer Support again this year as the work they do for the local community in Ayrshire is incredible.
“Most people are affected by cancer in some way and the work done by Ayrshire Cancer Support helps those who suffer from the disease along with their families and friends.
“We are delighted to have raised such a fantastic amount this year with the Lucky Square Raffle and are sure that the winners will enjoy their prizes.”View in Browser
For the third year our Ayr office were delighted to sponsor the Ayrshire Hospice Golf Day.
This year the event took place on Monday 13th August. Despite the weather, those that attended thoroughly enjoyed a round of golf at West Kilbride Golf Club and the opportunity to support such a fantastic charity.
Ayrshire Hospice provide essential services for adults with illnesses such as cancer and neurological conditions in the West of Scotland. They help adults live as actively as they can for as long as they are able to and support their family and close friends as well.
Damian White, Partner and Head of Digby Brown’s Ayr office, attended the day with a few staff members from the Ayr office and some partner law firms within our CPIN network.
Damian said "Ayrshire Hospice is an amazing local charity and the services it provides are vital for the Ayrshire community. This is the third year running that we were able to help out and be a sponsor for the day. We look forward to continuing helping the hospice with their fund raising over the coming years.".View in Browser
Solicitors in our Ayr office completed the 5 Ferry Challenge last month to raise money for their local charity partner Ayrshire Cancer Support.
The team cycled a massive 52 miles taking 5 ferries throughout the challenge raising an amazing £1,550 for the charity.
The team from our Ayr office was Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr office, Chantelle Robertson, Trainee Solicitor and Lee Murray, Senior Solicitor. Damian’s son Matthew also joined them to raise money for The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation, a previous charity partner of the Ayr office..
The team thoroughly enjoyed the 5 Ferry Challenge getting to enjoy some breath taking scenery along the way. Amer Sports kindly donated cycling apparel for the day and Portavadie Spa and Marina provided the team with a packed lunch to enjoy on the route.
“We thoroughly enjoyed the 5 Ferry Challenge and our endless hours of training served us well as the hills were not easy! This event was a great way of raising awareness of the terrific work that Ayrshire Cancer Support and we are delighted to have raised over £1,500 for a wonderful charity that supports so many people across Ayrshire. We are extremely grateful to everyone who generously donated. We may not have crossed the finish line if it wasn't for you, thank you!”
Ayrshire Cancer Support are a local charity which provides emotional support and practical help to those affected by cancer in the Ayrshire area. Services they offer range from assisting with transport to hospital to counselling services.
Ayrshire Cancer Support commented: "Thank you to everyone who donated to Digby Brown's fundraiser for the 5 Ferry Challenge. Biggest thanks go to the Digby Brown Ayr team - excellent challenge - ramped up by the heat!"View in Browser
Staff from Digby Brown’s Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Kirkcaldy offices are taking part in the 2018 Edinburgh Marathon Hairy Haggis Team Relay to raise money for their local charity partners.
The relay divides the 26.2-mile marathon into four sections. The first runner will cover a distance of 8.3 miles, with the second runner covering 5.5 miles, the third completing 8 miles with the last finishing the final 4.5 mile stretch.
This year, our Edinburgh office is raising money for their charity partner Fresh Start which supports homeless people settle into a new home.
There will be two relay teams with Simon Hammond and Edward Ferguson taking on the first leg with Rachel Black and Ashley Sturrock running the final leg. Other relay members include Kim Catterall, Hollie Dilasser and Lyndsey Gardner with Donald Mackay taking on the half marathon on the day.
Frontline Fife provide advice and support to people affected by homelessness.
The Kirkcaldy relay team consist of Innes Laing, Ryan Smith, Adelle Walker and Claire Thomson.
Our Dundee office has chosen Food Train as its local charity partner for 2018. This volunteer-led charity offers a range of services to older people living in Scotland. This includes food shopping, household support services and befriending services.
Two relay teams are taking part with Chris Ritchie, Ally Dunlop, Jennifer Watson and Steph Reid in one, and Claudia McEachen, Sarah Douglas, Euan Robertson and Matthew Keogh in the second.
Our Aberdeen office nominated Cash for Kids as its local charity partner and all funds raised from the relay will be spent locally, helping disabled and disadvantaged children and young people throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.
The Aberdeen relay team comprises Neil Davidson, Jordan McCarter, Kimberley MacLennan and Amy Shand.
We didn’t want to leave out our Ayr office who are taking part in the Five Ferries Challenge this weekend as well. This challenge begins at 8.24am on Saturday 25th May and our office will cycle an incredible 52 miles in aid of Ayrshire Cancer Support. The Ayr cycle team, pictured below, is Damian White, Colin Moffat, Lee Murray and Chantelle Robertson.
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