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Published On: Thu, Oct 12th, 2017 at 8:45am

£75,000 raised for The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

The recent Girly Get Together hosted by Grant Stott at Prestonfield House raised £75,000 for a fund which supports children in hospital and their families.

The event was a complete sell out with dinner included and games including a mystery box lucky dip. One winner got the marshmallows while others got designer bags and accessories.

There were topless butlers keeping the food and wine flowing while selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a diamond worth £5,700.

Grant Stott compered the Girly Get Together

Roisin Doyle, Events Fundraiser at ECHC, said: “It was a brilliant night with a record number of 35 tables sold and we sold out of tickets in January which shows how popular it’s become.

“The first game was the mystery boxes, which involved four of the women coming up on stage and each taking a box. The woman who ended up with the marshmallows took it in really great

spirit whilst you couldn’t wipe the beaming smiles off the others.

“The second involved us selling 200 LED butterflies for £20 each and then one lucky woman won a diamond which was kindly donated by Hamilton and Inches. As you can imagine, this was very popular, and there was a stampede across the room as soon as it was announced.”

Jim Kerr, lead singer of rock band Simple Minds donated memorabilia which was auctioned during the night.

Each table had stunning floral centrepieces donated thanks to Flowers by Maxwell while local band The Flavours provided music.

Roisin continued: ““We’re all absolutely delighted to raise such an amazing amount of money which will make the experience of being in hospital so much more positive for children and young people through the grants that ECHC fund.”

“It was a really wild night for the ladies and seems to just get better year on year. We can’t wait for next year’s now.”

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