Monthly Archives: November 2022

The Canmore Trust Charity Dinner 2022

The Charity was set up by Prof John Gibson following the death of his son from suicide. John is a well respected dentist who was Dean at Aberdeen Dental School.

Held in the VOCO Glasgow Central Hotel with a packed room of dentists , Hosted by Dr Mike Gow and Charity Event Auctioneer Willie Paterson , who conducted the fundraising game Heads and Tails , willie lead the Charity Auction where bids were flying for sought after prizes which included VIP Tickets to see the Live Still Game Show with a meet and greet , Scotland v Ireland tickets in March 2023 which was already sold out , getting knocked down at £1400 for 2 tickets

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Records Smashed at Rangers FC 20th Anniversary Ball 2022

Records were smashed at the Glasgow Rangers FC 20th Anniversary Ball 2022

Now in it’s 20th year and on this special Anniversary, an unbelievable £112,000.00 was raised which is a new record

Hosted by BT Sports Presenter Emma Dodds , Game for. Gamble and  Charity Auction conducted by Willie Paterson ,  plus a very special thank you to Main Event Sponsors Richard and Julie Martin, Design Sponsor Big Think Agency, Print Sponsor L&S Litho, Signage Sponsor Impact Signs, Entertainment Sponsor Cube Glass and Silent Auction Sponsor 5 Stars.


Willie Paterson and Emma Dodds our Hosts

Willie taking the bids in the Charity Auction

Game for A Gamble 2022 with a new record  £48000 raised











£56000.00 raised at The Darcey Sunshine Foundation Gala Dinner 2022

A whopping £56000,00 was raised in the heart of Glasgow , Scotland at the Darcey Sunshine Foundation Gala Dinner

Organiser Kirsty Doig said Thursday 3rd of November won’t be a date easily forgotten for me. Having not seen many friends and family since loosing Darcey just 2.5 years ago, the support was out in full force at our first “Winter Sunshine Gala Dinner” in Glasgow!

The truth is, our programme just couldn’t work without the support of our community, both near and far. The Scots came out in style with “a touch of sunshine”, enjoying the most delicious sunrise cocktails by Glaswegin , live music by the awesome Soul Nation and speeches from John Beattie and a fabulous auction run by Willie Paterson! Top price on the night was to own your own Cask of Single Malt Whisky by boutique Highland Distillery Strathearn, would be distilled and stored under guard for 5 years and you can expect over 300 bottles from the cask, raising over £10000 for this prize!

Emotions ran high, and never before has a room been so filled with love and kindness!

Our absolutely sensational auction lots, along with cash donations on the evening, led to an astonishing amount of £56,000 being raised on the night (that’s over R1.1m!!!!)!That’s a whole load of sunshine from one room if people! We were delighted to be able to share this fundraising evening with Loch Lomond Rescue Boat, raising £2000 towards the essential work they do, saving lives on Loch Lomond!

All of this would have been impossible without the support of our sponsors, the exceptional event planner (Briona Farrell) at Òran Mór and the generosity of people who can see that together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of many young people, in the hope that no other parent or family suffers the unfathomable loss we have.

Here’s to a fabulous 2023 filled with love and sunshine!