A successful two evenings last weekend at the Shetland Hotel, organised by Brudolff Hotels Group in support of the CLAN 1,2,3 appeal, raised a grand total of £24,500.
Companies had been invited to book tables of 10 and both nights were a sell-out, with a sumptuous dinner, followed by after dinner entertainment in the form of Stan Boardman, the Liverpudlian comic.
Brudolff Hotels provided the venue, the dinner, the staff and the support for both nights, as well as organising the speaker and his flights to Shetland. Originally the CLAN appeal had said it would pay his fee, but the hotel confirmed it had paid this also, leaving all ticket money to go straight to the appeal’s coffers.
The CLAN committee joined in with the organisation and were responsible for selling the tables and organising the raffle.
The idea for the dinners came from the hotel company following similar successful evenings held for the CATS scanner appeal two years ago, when the after- dinner speaker was retired boxer John Conteh. Cecil Smith from the CLAN committee quickly agreed and a partnership between the hotel and the committee led to a good night had by all.
Mr Smith paid particular tribute to Marjory Barrie, regional manager for Brudolff Hotels Group, who had overseen the organisation of both evenings.