Charity Dinner a great success

This year our Charity Dinner, our fifth one (and fourth to be held at Easter Road) was held on the 26 March 2013. This event was to be my last dinner as fundraising manager, although not the last one for the charity, with new work and home commitments requiring me to finally step down from my committee duties. This made it a very emotional one for me personally, after being involved with Dnipro Appeal since the start almost 8 years ago.The night was well supported and attended from local businesses, Hibernian Football Club, Child Sponsors, the Ukrainian community in Edinburgh, and even a local Hockey team. It was nice to see so many, new faces and old, that continue to attend the event and show their financial support.

The evening was hosted by charity patron Grant Stott, who once again did an amazing job as both host and auctioneer (with the occasional “stand-up” routine in between. The guest speaker, Chic Young, entertained us all with his very humorous stories from the world of football and radio . More importantly, we managed to raise an amazing amount of cash on the night from the auctions and raffle with a final total of £4500! The evenings event was completed with a fantastic bit of live entertainment performed by local singing duet ” Next Best Thing”.Even though I will no longer be involved in the committee activities, I really hope that everyone will continue to support this great charity. I’d also like to add that from my personal experience, and trip to the orphanages last year, there is no greater feeling than seeing the benefits of the work that has been done over the years.

Thank you all for your support.
Babs MacDonald,
Dnipro Appeal Committee.

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