Thornton & Lowe was delighted to again sponsor the CHAS Butterfly Ball in March, and Tom Anderson, Director, recently visited Rachel House in Kinross to present a cheque for £6000.00 to the charity.
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland is a vital charity providing care and support to children with life-shortening conditions, and their families, throughout Scotland. At present, CHAS is only able to help about a third of those children and families who need them, through Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, as well as support at home or in hospital.
The Butterfly Ball, a black-tie event organised by local fundraising group Kaleidoscope for CHAS, was held at Fairmont, St Andrews, and was a great success. Over 100 guests enjoyed pre dinner drinks, and once seated were greeted by the host for the evening’s event, Dawn Anderson of Kaleidoscope.
A young local singing ensemble, Cantare, opened the proceedings with three beautiful songs before a wonderful dinner was served. During dinner a Silent Auction was held and following after-dinner speeches, guests danced the night away to the sounds of the highly entertaining Scoonie Brae.
Tom said “We support many charities throughout the UK and CHAS is one which Thornton & Lowe takes that little bit of extra interest in. It’s a charity not just for those children requiring specialised medical and support services but equally as important, it’s a charity which understands the wider needs of the family unit. As a national company, much of our work and that of our clients is conducted in those communities where CHAS operate; we therefore feel its only right to support them wherever and whenever we can.”
Tom is pictured above at Rachel House, with Dawn Anderson of Kaleidoscope, presenting Hannah Gell, Fundraiser at CHAS, with a cheque for £6000.00.