We had great fun last month at the restaurant whilst raising funds for the Child Brain Injury Trust. Three legal professionals joined us in the morning for a spot of "chef training" before catering for 34 paying guests- raising a staggering £4250. Great stuff!! Below we've shared a blog post from CBIT's website - you can also view it here.
Advocates ‘serve’ up a delicious fundraiser
A uniquely enjoyable fundraising event for foodies was held recently in support of our Scottish Child and Family Support Project. Lisa Henderson, Advocate at Ampersand, organised a fantastic Sunday Lunch at the Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry, on the Firth of Forth, owned and operated by Craig and Vikki Wood. The stunning location was perfectly matched by the fantastic menu, prepared by chef proprietor, and CIS Chef of the Year 2015, Craig, who was joined in the kitchen by talented amateur chefs Steve Love, Kate Bennett and Amber Galbraith. All three are Advocates at Compass Chambers, who very kindly sponsored the main course and dessert, and all three ‘served’ guests some wonderful combinations. Starters were sponsored by Iusful Events and the fantastic wines were sponsored by Towry, and provided by Phillipe from L’Art du Vin and Jamie McCulloch, who also provided a highly entertaining introduction to each one.
Ticket sales to this very special dining event were combined with the proceeds of a silent auction with exclusive prizes provided by Connoisseurs Scotland to raise an absolutely fantastic £4,250 for the charity.
Scottish Fundraising Officer, Claire Murray, said, “An event of this nature not only raises vital funds for our work supporting families in Scotland after a child has injured their brain, but gives us the opportunity to make new contacts, helping to raise awareness of the valuable work we do.”
We are extremely grateful to everyone involved in organising and hosting this event and to all those who purchased a place or bid in the auction, and we hope all attendees had a fabulous Sunday Lunch!
If you’d like to get involved in fundraising for our work in Scotland, please don’t hesitate to contact Claire.