Business awards event raises funds for good causes

East Dunbartonshire Business Awards
East Dunbartonshire Business Awards

More than £8,000 was raised for local good causes at the 2015 East Dunbartonshire Business Awards.

The money will be split between a variety of local charities and organisations including:

*East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health

*Friends of Kelvinbank

*Bearsden Caledonian Awards

*Hillhead Youth Club

*Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre

*Lennoxtown Fresh StartnFriends of Instrumental Music in East Dunbartonshire Schools

*GRACE Recovery Walk

*Kirkintilloch Men’s ShednThomas Muir 250 Anniversary Events

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The event was held recently in the The Eagle Lodge, Bishopbriggs.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “The extraordinary generosity of East Dunbartonshire’s businesses, entrepreneurs and guests at the Business Awards dinner shone through again.

“The support for the fundraising raffle and auction was incredible - both on the night from all the people who took part and also in the run-up to the event, when a range of prizes and donations were received from businesses, organisations and individuals.

“I would like to say a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to the wonderful amount raised - which is testament to local businesses’ continuing support for good causes across the area.”

She added: “Every penny raised will be used to support good causes at the heart of

communities across East Dunbartonshire.”

Tribute has been paid to those who contributed to the raffle and auction, including: East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust, The Eagle Lodge, Glengoyne Distillery, McNair Building and Timber Merchants, LSK Supplies,

Aerial Vision, Premier Financial, Solid Rock Cycles, Celtic FC, Rangers FC, MugStock, Scottish Fuels, hub West Scotland, Highland Spring, Nonna’s Kitchen, Scottish Canals, Asda, The Vintage Malt Whisky Company,

Craigmarloch Nurseries Ltd, Martin Veterinary Centre, Rixonway Kitchens, Travis Perkins, JSL Watson, GKL Plumbing, The MOT Station, The Glazert Country House Hotel, Willie Paterson, Chivas Regal, AC Electrics and D.

Clarke Scotland.

Thanks are also given to local businessman Robert Wilson, past president of Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, who was auctioneer for the evening.

The Business Award sponsors included The Eagle Lodge, East Dunbartonshire

Voluntary Action, Business Gateway, Caulders Garden Centres, Kenwil Print &

Design Ltd, Alarmfast, Nonna’s Kitchen, Tillicoultry Quarries, CMS Windows,

AJ Balfour, MAST Architects, Ewing Somerville Partnership and hub West Scotland.