Balfour+Manson charity quiz evening raises over £3,000
A fundraising charity quiz evening hosted by Balfour+Manson has raised over £3,000 for an inspirational children’s charity.
More than 120 guests attended the quiz in aid of Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity, at The Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh.
Litigation partner Iain Nicol organised the event, which was attended by guests from businesses including ESPC, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors and accountancy firm Henderson Loggie.
Several local businesses also donated raffle prizes, including a football shirt signed by footballing great Pelé, as well as an assortment of other signed sports memorabilia, limited edition prints and artwork, which were auctioned on the night.
The evening was compèred by after-dinner speaker, comedian and poet Eric Davidson, and also heard from Claire MacPherson, senior fundraiser for corporate partnerships at Children 1st.
Speaking after the event, Ms MacPherson said: “We are extremely grateful to Balfour + Manson for putting on this wonderful event and to all the quizzers and donors for raising such a great amount for Scotland’s national children’s charity.
“Every penny raised will help protect children in Scotland from harm. Whether that’s via Children 1st’s campaigning work, our direct work with vulnerable families, or our national helpline and digital support service, Parentline, which is there for anyone concerned about a child, every single day of the year. Thank you so much for your support.”
Mr Nicol added: “We are absolutely delighted that the quiz night and auction was supported by so many of our people, business colleagues and friends.
“Children 1st do amazing work to support children across Scotland so I’m thrilled that the evening raised significant sums for such a deserving charity. Thank you to all involved in making this event a resounding success.”