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The Rangers Charity Foundation’s annual Charity Ball raised an amazing £91,000 at the Hilton Glasgow on Saturday night.

Guests, including the Rangers first team squad and management staff, enjoyed a fantastic evening of dinner and entertainment in the Ballroom of the hotel, which was decadently decorated to fit this year’s Masquerade theme.

Hosted by TV sports presenter Emma Dodds, those in attendance were treated to exquisite performances from musicians of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and sets from popular band Circus and DJ Campbell McLelland.

The Grand Auction and Game for a Gamble segments were expertly overseen by auctioneer Willie Paterson, with the raffle drawn by Rangers Interim Manager Graeme Murty and Club Captain Lee Wallace.

All profits from the evening are used to support the Foundation’s growing work in the community and with our charity partners.

The Foundation has over 25 community programmes and for Season 2017/18 its charity partners are Unicef, Scottish Autism, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Simon Community Scotland, Glasgow City Mission, Erskine, The Coming Home Centre in Govan and AA Veterans Support in Northern Ireland.

Connal Cochrane, Rangers Charity Foundation Director, said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended and made the night such a success.

“We are absolutely delighted that £91,000 was raised on the night and that a wonderful evening celebrating the impact of the Rangers Charity Foundation was had by all. The funds raised will really strengthen our ability to make a positive difference to thousands of people young and old, across Glasgow and far beyond.

“The support shown by the Club, sponsors, supporters and everyone who generously donated prizes and their expertise is truly appreciated. It was a really special evening and we are already looking forward to next year.”

Willie Paterson hosted the prestigious Game for a Gamble where 10 lucky bidders paid an amazing  £ 2500 for a lucky prize draw , where someone won a holiday to Las Vegas. In the Live Auction, Willie sold a prize where the winning bidder would spend a night in the Blue Room, celebrating Burns Night at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow with top goalscorer and footballer Kenny Miller, this was knocked down at £ 20,000. This was due to the enthusiasm and quickness  of the UK’S Charity Fundraising Host Willie Paterson…….


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In a sell out , and in front of 750 guests at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, the UK  Charity Auctioneer Willie Paterson raised an astonishing amount of money in a matter of minutes, with all the proceeds going to the Antonio Caluccio Foundation following his passing only a matter of days before this event Antonio loved to attend.

 

The Highlight of the night was an Auction Lot, where Willie asked Celebrity Chef Aldo Zilli who was attending up the floor with him to sell a chance for Chef Aldo Zilli to come to your house anywhere in the UK to cook a 3 course meal with drinks for you and 9 of your guests, it was finally sold at a 5 figure amount.

Some photos of this great event…….

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Stars turn out for Cash For Kids Fundraiser in Kelvingrove Art Museum, Glasgow

The lovely settings of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was the place to be for the recent Cash for Kids Dinner. With a packed room of over 400 guests,  a champagne reception, a scrumptious 3 course meal and live performances through the night, it was hosted by Clyde 1s Greigsy and with a fast and furious performance in the Live Auction from the UK’s Charity Auctioneer Willie Paterson conducting the bids and raised thousands of pounds in the space of minutes, guests from all over Scotland raising their hands and their kind generosity helped it to make it a great night for everyone.

Following the auction , Willie thanked all his bidders and  said “Cash for Kids lends a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children aged 0 to 18 years across 21 areas in the UK by means of our grant giving process”.

All the money raised on behalf of Cash for Kids stays in the area it was raised in providing a helping hand when and where it is needed most.

Thanks to your kind help and support we are able to make a massive difference to the lives of the children that need our help across the UK.

 

Photos from the recent event!!!

Charity Auctioneer Willie Paterson with his lovely Assistants!!!!

Beautiful Surroundings in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery Museum, Glasgow

                                

 


“RECORDS SMASHED” AT WEST SOUND RADIO CASH FOR KIDS LUNCH 2016!!!

“RECORDS SMASHED” AT WEST SOUND RADIO CASH FOR KIDS LUNCH 2016! The Princes Suite in Ayr Racecourse was the place to be this year, in front of a packed audience with nearly 700 in attendance, live performances from the X Factor’s Fleur East, R & B Singer Lemar, The Uk’s Charity Auctioneer Willie Paterson hosted the charity auction, and local band Waterfront keeping the guests happy with top songs and the dance floor bouncing. A New Record of £ 137,000 was raised with all the money going to Cash For Kids  Cash for Kids responds to the needs of children in our communities so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential. Based across 22 areas in the UK, at the heart of your favourite radio stations, we support children aged 0-18 who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect.

£137,000 New Record Amount Raised at the West Sound FM cash for kids Lunch 2016


Willie Paterson helps Rangers Charity Foundation raise nearly £70,000…

Yeehaaa!!!!!Howday Partner, The Hoedown this year was at The Hilton Hotel, Glasgow  for the wild west show entitled The Rhinestone Ball 2016, which was brilliantly put on by the Rangers Charity Foundation. With over 600 guests in attendance, with the Management Team and first team players in the room, compered by Radio Presenter Chick Young and conducting fundraising games with 10 of the first team including Kenny Miller, Andy Halliday and Matt Gilks, our very own Willie Paterson hosted the Game for a Gamble, and then the Live Auction selling off amazing once in a lifetime prizes from Scotland v England Hospitality Package, to a Blue Room Dinner at Ibrox Stadium with Dave King and Manager Mark Warburton in attendance, and even a holiday to South Africa were up for grabs. Photos are below of this amazing night where the Charity Foundation raised just short of £ 70,000..This post first appeared in the charity auctioneers blog……

 

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“Beside the Seaside ” – Willie Paterson helps raise £50,000 in Blackpool

At the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool with over 300 guests in attendance,  Charity Auctioneer Willie Paterson hosted a very impressive Charity Auction selling items and raising an amazing £ 50,000 with all the money going to a local children’s charity. Take a look at what was on offer……..This post first appeared in the charity auctioneers blog

 

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The Ayrshire Hospice Summer Ball raises £70.000

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Willie Paterson and Anton Du Beke

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500 guests at a packed Trump Turnberry Hotel

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The Ayrshire Hospice Summer Ball raises £70.,000!!

At the very glamorous surroundings of Trump Turnberry Hotel in the Ayrshire Coast, hosted by Strictly Come Dancing and Presenter Anton du Beke, leading and popular Charity Auctioneer Willie Paterson help raised a staggering  £70,000 on the night for The Ayrshire Hospice, making sure outstanding quality care and services continue to help people with life limited illnesses. See below some of the photos from the night!!

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Peter Howson picture sold to £8500

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    Auction Items to be sold on the night

CLIC SERGENT Valentines Vintage Ball at Enterkine House raises over £ 42,000

Enterkine House in Ayrshire, was the setting and raises over £42,000 at the Valentines Vintage Ball for CLIC Sergent, well done to everyone who supported this event !! You truly are all wonderful , generous people!!! See some photos below on the night, some of the prizes Willie Paterson auctioned off, and Willie with the host on the night, Britains Got Talent’s Edward Reid.

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Willie Helps Put The Jazz Into Rangers Ball

The Charity Auctioneers led the bidding at the recent Rangers Charity Foundation annual ball raising an amazing £100,000 at the Hilton in Glasgow.

Over 600 people packed out the hotel ballroom for an evening of ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’.

The jazz themed event proved to one of the most popular yet led by current management team Mark Warburton and David Weir, the first team squad and Foundation Patron Walter Smith.

All profits from the Ball will support the Foundation’s work in the community and projects with this season’s charity partners Alzheimer Scotland, Glasgow City Mission’s Winter Night Shelter, Unicef, Yorkhill Children’s Charity and four services-related charities.

The Charity Auctioneers pulled out all the stops to maximise the amount of money being bid on the night.

“The Rangers event is one the highlights of the year for me and I was delighted to be asked back again to lead the bidding for the sixth year running,”

said lead auctioneer Willie Paterson.

So many good causes benefit from this event it’s a real pleasure to get involved again.

Connal Cochrane, Manager of the Foundation, commented, “I’d like to thank everyone who came long and made the event such a special evening. There’s such a strong charitable spirit at Rangers and the money raised will help us to continue to make a massive difference to the lives of thousands of people via our work in the community and with our partners.

“It was a fantastic event this year with a really special atmosphere, and our busiest Ball ever, which is great. We are delighted with the support we have received from the Club, sponsors, supporters and everyone who has generously donated prizes and support.”

 

“And as always managed brilliantly by our auctioneer Willie Paterson.”


Drumming up some festive cheer for Cash for Kids

The Charity Auctioneers were centre stage at a recent Westsound Cash For Kids fundraising event in Ayrshire.

Willie led the bidding after lunch at Ayr Race Course in aid of the station’s Christmas Mission.

When the bidding closed more than £27,000 had been raised to help local disadvantaged kids enjoy a better festive season.

Cash for Kids is a UK charity that responds to the needs of children in local communities to help them live life to the full and realise their individual potential. Supported by Baur Media Group radio stations across 21 locations, they work with children up to eighteen years who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect.

“Cash for Kids raises a great deal of much needed funds through using the services of Willie Paterson every year at our annual Westsound Cash for Kids Christmas Lunch. Willie’s energy and enthusiasm knows no bounds as he strives to raise the most he can for children who need the most help in Ayrshire at this special time of the year,”

said Cash For Kids charity manager, Lynne Bennett.

This is the eighth year Willie’s talents have been called on to help raise much needed funds.

Find out more at www.cashforkids.uk.com