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Amazing Burns Night raises £85,000 for SBH Scotland

Nicola Cassells and Colin Bryce are stood on a dramatically lit stage singing. They are dressed in tartan finery. Scotland’s corporate community was out in force at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland’s annual “A Question of Burns” supper, now in its 32nd year, raising £85,000 for the specialist charity.

420 guests gathered at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel on the 25 January to celebrate the life and work of the famous Scottish Bard with an evening of poetry, performances and a traditional Burns feast.

Former Scottish international rugby player and sports presenter Andy Nicol hosted the evening, with co-host Ella Chambers, which saw guests enjoy renditions of Burns’ famous poems, a three-course meal, auction and a quiz on all things Rabbie Burns.

Other notable faces in attendance included Kevin Brown with his 'Address to a Haggis’, Scottish actor (Still Game) comedian and writer Sanjeev Kohli, gave the Toast to the Lassies whilst Joyce Falconer (River City) gave the Reply on Behalf of the Lassies.

Corporate Golf Day Tees Off with Great Success

A gleeful golfer exclaims happiness at a successful golf shotSBH Scotland is delighted to announce the tremendous success of its Annual Corporate Golf Day, held on Thursday, August 31st at the prestigious Dundonald Links in Ayrshire. This year's event raised an astonishing £13,000, making it a day of triumph both on and off the course.

Dundonald Links was a fantastic choice for the day; a superb course, state-of-the-art clubhouse, and incredibly friendly and helpful staff, all provided the perfect backdrop for this exceptional day of golf. Participants and guests alike have unanimously praised the event, dubbing it "SBH Scotland’s best golf day yet."

The competition on the course was fierce, with players demonstrating their skills and sportsmanship throughout the day. The coveted Nearest the Pin prize was claimed by Jonny Riley, while Craig Sloan's impressive drive earned him the title of Longest Drive champion.

AD+ Accountant's Team stand with their trophies after winning the SBH Scotland Corporate Golf Day 2023The pinnacle of the day was the team competition, and it was AD+ Accountants, led by Michael Donnelly, who emerged as the overall champions, showcasing their exceptional golfing prowess. In a closely contested second place was Grant's Foods, captained by John Fallon, and rounding out the top three was The Fantastic Four, led by Alex Atkinson and Douglas McEwan. Congratulations to all the teams for their outstanding performances!

The event's post-golf activities were hosted by sports pundit, Des McKeown, who regaled attendees with captivating stories from his illustrious sporting career, adding an extra layer of humour and entertainment to the day.

SBH Scotland would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the Headline Sponsors of the event, fatBuzz and VSN Sport, for their unwavering support, not just on the day of the event, but throughout the entire year. Their commitment has played an integral role in making this golf day such a resounding success.

Golfer hitting his way out of bunker at SBH Scotland Golf DayAdditionally, SBH Scotland would like to express sincere thanks to all attendees and hole sponsors for their generous contributions, which directly support the organisation's vital work.

Photography on the day was generously provided by George Monaghan of Studio 13, whose skillful lens captured the memorable moments and smiles that filled the course and a special thanks to Nairnbrook printing for donating all the signage. 

The Annual Corporate Golf Day is not only a celebration of sporting excellence but also a testament to the importance of corporate support of our charity, which in turn allows SBH Scotland to provide social and support groups, 1-2-1 support, health check clinics and workshops amongst many other things. SBH Scotland is immensely proud of the accomplishments achieved through this event and are incredibly grateful to all the golfers who brought their best golf game as well as generosity to support charity - Thank you.

Head on over to our Facebook Gallery to see all the pics from the day.

For more information about SBH Scotland and how you can get involved in our Golf Day keep an eye on our Golf Day webpage. 2024 date coming soon!!!

 

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