Wooden Spoon Scotland raises an outstanding amount for local disadvantaged children

Wooden Spoon supporters came together at Prestonfield House for the annual Edinburgh Dinner to raise the highest amount in recent years for Wooden Spoon Scotland, an outstanding £55,000 in the space of just a few hours.

Hosted by former Scotland International and British and Irish Lions scrum half Andy Nicol, guests were treated to an unsurpassed evening of entertainment featuring musical comedy act String Fever. Andy was later joined on stage by special guests Chris Paterson MBE, Gregor Townsend MBE and former Bath and England International hooker Lee Mears who had plenty to talk about, not least Scotland’s gripping Rugby World Cup campaign.

Wooden Spoon Scotland Chairman, Charlie Bryden said: “The dinner was a triumph this year and we are very grateful to all those who helped make it one of the best yet, particularly to our long standing sponsor’s financial advisors Melville Independent and JKFS. There was a great energy in the room and from the feedback we’ve had it seems everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Already we’ve had a meeting of the dinner committee to concentrate on how we can top it for 2016!”

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported Wooden Spoon. The money raised will be used to support various projects across Scotland that will have a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged and disabled children and young people.

Planning is now underway for the next flagship event which will be held on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

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