Monthly Archives: December 2015

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.

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