Festive fundraising afternoon for ladies who give an F*

Pic Michael Gillen 26/07/10.  CUMBERNAULD. The Dan Young Building. Clare Cogan Turner, fundraising manager of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. Official charity of the Cumbernauld 10k
Pic Michael Gillen 26/07/10. CUMBERNAULD. The Dan Young Building. Clare Cogan Turner, fundraising manager of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. Official charity of the Cumbernauld 10k

BEARSDEN fundraiser Clare Cogan Turner is set to host the first ever Ladies who give an F* Festive Champagne Afternoon Tea at the end of next month.

The charity event in the opulent surroundings of Mansion House in Glasgow’s city centre is in aid of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association (SSBA) whose patron is celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Clare, the fundraising and communications manager for SSBA, said: “The economic crisis over the past couple of years has increased the demands on our specialist support services and we rely now, more than ever, on events, corporate support and donations to maintain the high level of projects, information and crucial support.”

The decadent surroundings of Mansion House will set the tone for an exceptional afternoon of fizz, fun and fashion, hosted by the lovely and lively Libby McArthur, of BBC’s River City.

With cocktail reception, exclusive stalls to shop at, raffles and games, there will definitely be something for the more discerning lady.

Guests will then enjoy exquisite hand cut sandwiches and gorgeous cakes accompanied by a bubbling glass of champagne, all served while Julie Hannah - Scotland’s leading fashion stylist and the country’s best known face of fashion - guides guests through the best of winter fashion.

Ms Cogan Turner said: “Surely there can be no better lead into the party season than to spent a Friday afternoon at such a special event. It is the perfect opportunity to bring friends, colleagues or clients to celebrate in style. After the glitzy event guests can continue to party the night away in the Mansion House bars, Lucky Voice booths, restaurant and club.”

Tickets are £25 per person with individual tickets or tables of six, eight and 10 available. It takes place on Friday November 25.

For further information and to book go to www.ssba.org.uk/store or call 01236 794513. Tickets are limited so early booking is advised.