Ladies who lunch raise cancer cash

White Lily charity
White Lily charity

A glamorous ladies night held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow raised £28,000 for a Milngavie based breast cancer charity.

Just under 500 ladies helped to raise funds for The White Lily Fund, which was founded by Milngavie lady Angela Bruno MBE.

And she was thrilled that the charity could donate an amazing £101,000 on the evening, raised through other events, to good causes.

Mrs Bruno explained that £51,000 will be used to buy a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine for the West of Scotland Breast Screening Glasgow.

An additional £25,000 will go to the New Southern General/Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and £25,000 will be given to the Beatson Oncology Unit.

Mrs Bruno said: “It was totally amazing to raise so much money and the ladies had fun dancing the night away.

“Donating £100,000 would not have been possible without all the support our charity receives.

“It is so humbling to see that in this day the White Lily Fund still has this incredible following and I am immensely grateful to them.

“Thanks also to my committee for all their hard work in organising a great night.”

Dr Edward Fitzimmons from the Beatson Cancer Care, who is carrying out research on ‘Next Generation Sequencing in Lymphoid Malignancy’, said: “We need to beat these wicked lymphomas in our youngsters.”

Dr Hilary Dobson OBE, Clinical Director of the West of Scotland Breast Screening Centre, said: “Our thanks must go again to The White Lily Committee. Their continued support is overwhelming.”

STV’s Josie Smith was compère for the evening and Edward Reid from Britain’s Got Talent provided a cabaret act.