Ladies bring a bit of sparkle to fundraiser

PETERHEAD women enjoyed a fabulous ‘Shimmer & Sparkle’ Ladies Lunch in aid of Scottish Spina Bifida Association at the Waterside Inn recently.

The day started off with Intoxicating Teas and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Lynn Beagrie of the Starlight Parade told the Buchanie: “We had a two-course lunch, charity auction and raffles including a Jimmy Choo handbag.

“We are a committee of five ladies which raises funds continually for the charity. We decided to start raising funds in 2008 due to two of our members’ children having Spina Bifida.

“The ladies lunch this year raised £13,000 for the charity and to-date we have raised an amazing £80,000.”

Lynn said that the event has proven so popular that they have had to organise another ladies lunch in September which has already sold out.

“We are amazed as we never have to advertise these events,” explained Lynn who now hopes that the money raised in September will take them over the £100,000 mark - a great achievement for a bunch of local quines!

Starlight Parade and Clare Cogan-Turner from SSBA would like to say a huge thank you to all the ladies for digging deep on the day and to everyone who sponsors the event, without whose support it would not be the success it is.

Starlight parade are also organising a ‘St Andrews Night - Dinner & Dance’ on September 30 at the Waterside Inn.

Anyone wishign to purchase for tickets can contact any committee member on 07900 575009 or 07949 909879.