Cornerstone raised more than £50,000 at our 11th annual dinner at the Marcliffe at Pitfodels which was held on Thursday 24th April.
This was the last time the event will be held at the landmark venue before it closes its doors later in the year, having helped Cornerstone raise nearly £500,000 since the first dinner in 2004.
This year’s event was sponsored by BP, Petrofac and CNR and all money raised will be used to support children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health problems and other support needs across Scotland.
Around 300 people attended the dinner and enjoyed entertainment by the topical musical comedy duo, Vic Rodrick and Annie Gunner Logan, who specialise in political parody.
Charity auctioneer Alex Fleming kicked off the fundraising, with guests being invited to snap up more than 40 lots, including a luxury break for two at the Waldorf Astoria, Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh; a week at a luxury apartment in Austria; and a private gourmet dinner at The Marcliffe for 10, supported by Stewart Spence.
Guests from Aberdeen's business community were welcomed by our Chief Executive Edel Harris.
She said: “The dinner was, once again, a great success and I am delighted that the event raised such a remarkable amount of money through the generosity of our guests.
“I'd like to say a special thanks to our sponsors this year, BP, Petrofac and CNR – because of their generosity, every penny raised will make a real difference to the people we support – as well as everyone who continues to support Cornerstone.
“We would like to wholeheartedly thank Stewart Spence and his staff at the Marcliffe for the support they have shown Cornerstone over last 11 years in hosting our fundraising dinners, they’ve pulled out all the stops to ensure our events have been successful.”