Ladies’ lunch had recipe for fundraising success

Provost Lunch at the Eagle Lodge.
Provost Lunch at the Eagle Lodge.

A ladies’ lunch hosted by East Dunbartonshire Provost Una Walker has raised a fantastic £2,000 for leading cancer charities.

Over 120 ladies attended the charity lunch and Christmas shopping event at Oregano in the Eagle Lodge, Bishopbriggs.

Thanks to their support the event raised £1,000 for both Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Provost Walker said: “The event was a great success.

“Thanks to all the ladies who bought tickets and came along. The high quality of the goods for sale at our local trader shopping stalls made it a worthwhile and enjoyable day.

“I have received many messages of thanks and congratulations from those who attended. Some were even asking for the date of next year’s lunch.”

Provost Walker added: “I know that these events take a lot of organising and thanks must go to the staff and management of the Eagle Lodge and to the local businesses who contributed raffle prizes, in particular the Gilmour family who run the Colbeg Kennels and Cattery for attending and donating raffle and auction prizes for the event.

“I am thrilled that due to everyone’s generosity I will be able to donate £1,000 to both Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support.”

Around 98 per cent of Macmillan Cancer Support’s income comes from donations.

To find out more about the charity and how you can support its vital work log on at www.macmillan.org.uk.

The Marie Curie Cancer Care charity has a new hospice in North Glasgow. The hospice provides specialist care for people living with a terminal illness and support for families, completely free.

To find out more log on at www.mariecurie.org.uk