Ladies’ evening raises vital funds for charity

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A successful ladies’ night organised by The White Lily Fund charity has raised thousands of pounds for breast cancer treatment.

The event, in The Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow, was held before Christmas and attracted 500 ladies and raised £21,000 for breast cancer treatment in the West of Scotland.

The charity has now donated over a million pounds to treatment centres to help them buy vital pieces of equipment.

Charity founder Angela Bruno said: “The need for funds is as great now as when I started the charity over 20 years ago.

”Every penny raised goes directly to the charity as there are no admin costs.

“The heartening thing is that more women are winning this battle now. Many Lily supporters have themselves had cancer or it has touched someone they love and they are determined to do what they can to help others. It’s thanks to them that the charity has been so successful.”

STV’s Josie Smith compered the evening, free of charge.

The glamorous night started with a champagne reception in the foyer where exhibitors were selling gifts to let the ladies to get some early Christmas shopping done.

Once everyone was seated Santa, on roller skates, (committee member David Maguire) handed out a prize to a lucky lady on every table.

This was followed by a demonstration of Bollywood dancing and an opportinity for the guests to try it themselves.

Then Edward Reid performed the cabaret and got all the ladies on to the dance floor. Their regular DJ, Tommy Gray, played throughout the evening.

Angela added: “I am truly humbled and grateful that this amazing charity has such a wonderful following.

“Organising a night like this would not be possible without the dedication of my fabulous committee. I’d like to thank them and everyone who donated prizes for the night and all those who came along and supported the event.”