Digby Brown Winter Dinner Dance for Spinal Injuries Scotland
Digby Brown Solicitors once again hosted a spectacular fundraising evening for Spinal Injuries Scotland. SIS provides incredible support for those who have suffered a spinal injury when it is needed most. Digby Brown Solicitors has been hosting the Winter Dinner Dance as a fundraiser for SIS for the past 13 years and the event gets better year on year; this year raised an incredible £73,000!
Hosted again by the incomparable Capital Radio DJ Des Clarke featuring comedian Fred MacAuley, the evening was kicked off in glamorous fashion by the amazing Scottish Rockettes.
The main talking point of the evening was the Flash Mob to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring some staff at Digby Brown, guests, volunteers and staff from Spinal Injuries Scotland along with clinical and support staff at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit at the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. The group had practiced in secret over a number of weeks to finalise the routine and they carried it off to perfection.
Among the inspirational speakers during the evening was Joanna Butterfield, recent winner of Gold and Bronze medal at IPC World Championships in Doha. The evening’s entertainment continued with a version of the BBC hit, Strictly Come Dancing, which provided much amusement to both the guests and also the judges, one of whom was the aforementioned Fred MacAuley. The dancing was a huge hit with all the tables providing enthusiastic couples willing to strut their stuff for the judges to tear apart! The winners had clearly done some intense practice and provided a masterclass that the other contestants could not follow.
The main raffle prize of the night was a brand new Vauxhall Viva, provided by Peter Vardy. Guests purchased tickets for £20 each, the winning ticket was actually shared by two ladies, one of whom has yet to pass her driving test! Amazingly they announced that they were going to auction the car with the proceeds going to their charity with a donation also going to SIS! A very generous gesture!
To date over the past decade the event has raised an incredible £550,000 for Spinal Injuries Scotland, a fantastic achievement.