Chartered Surveyors DM Hall held their first Summer Ball with a couple of charitable causes in mind.
300 members of staff, customers and friends of the firm partied the night away at Prestonfield House and raised just over £40,000 for Alzheimer Scotland and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The ball was the highlight in the firm’s corporate social responsibility calendar during which they have also held comedy nights across Scotland.
John Albiston, Senior Partner at DM Hall, said: “Our Summer Ball was a spectacular success with our guests and colleagues dancing the night away into the small hours. The highlight for me was the amazing sum of £40,000 raised for our chosen charities.”
And amongst ferocious competition for a range of spectacular auction prizes, including a week on a 7000-acre shooting estate which sleeps 16 and a Country House weekend for 12 in Boat of Garten, and the top prize, a £4500 diamond necklace.
The Summer Ball, was hosted by popular Scottish entertainer and broadcaster, Grant Stott, and the highly entertaining auction was conducted, inimitably by Alex Fleming.
Linda Thompson, Corporate Fundraiser for Alzheimer Scotland, said: “We are very grateful to DM Hall in its fundraising efforts for our charities and involving us in organising the Summer Ball which has raised an enormous sum which will go towards our work helping us ensure nobody faces dementia alone.”
Laura Foreman, Regional Fundraising Manger for Macmillan Cancer Support said “We are delighted by the amount raised by DM Hall and its guests and would like to share our warmest thanks, particularly to the marketing team at DM Hall who organised a wonderful occasion. The money raised on the night will help up support more people living with cancer in the local community.”
DM Hall, which was established in 1897, has 26 offices throughout Scotland and more than 230 members of staff.