Ball for Mary a huge success!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Saturday night saw a sell out Ball for Mary take place in Dunfermline’s Glen Pavilion.
With over 340 people in attendance, an excellent evening was enjoyed in the company of Jim Leishman and the board of trustees who put on an excellent event from start to finish.

An early start was required just to make sure everything which was planned could be squeezed into the schedule of events.

The venue was decked out beautifully (please see photo gallery on the left for some pictures from the event) and everyone was encouraged to enjoy themselves and dance the night away.
Jim Leishman and Gordon Smart opened the proceedings with the night’s introductions before Foundation President Billy Braisby gave a note of thanks to just some of the people who have helped out over the past few months.

At the start of the evening, it was confirmed that funds raised were sitting at £180,000 and the first of many recipients were in attendance to receive their cheques. These included a sum for musical instrument tuition at every single High School in the Fife Region, to aiding Olivebank child and family centre amongst many others.

Thanks in part to an auction and raffle, which had a top prize of a return trip to New York, an additional £20,000 was raised on the night to take the total raised to date through the £200,000 mark for the first time.
Music was a big part of the night, with top Abba tribute band Swede Dreamz getting the dancefloor occupied after dinner. Once the auction was complete, and some guests had furnished themselves with items such as a framed limited edition Ryan Giggs signed shirt or a Celebrity Box to see Rod Stewart in the O2 arena, Splash took to the stage.

The dancefloor was once again busy as the event finished at 1am and everyone (hopefully) had an excellent time!

With such a tremendous amount of money raised, we once again thank everyone who attended the event and look forward to your continued support throughout 2010.