And the winners are…

August 29, 2009


The draw for our charity raffle took place today, Saturday 29th August, and the results are as follows:

First Prize: 12 months gym membership with Edinburgh Leisure – winner, Ann Christie from Edinburgh

Second Prize: Trackday for two at Knockhill Racetrack – winner, Gary Neale from Glasgow

Third Prize: iPod Nano 8gb – winner, Iain Wilcox from Edinburgh

Fourth Prize: 2 tickets to the Aerial Assault Course at the EICA, Ratho – winner, S Frier from Edinburgh

Fifth Prize: £50 Marks & Spencer voucher – winner, Jean Coulter from Wishaw

Sixth Prize: Case of fine wine – winner, Kirsty Murdoch from Wishaw

Seventh Prize: Bottle of Bruichladdich 10 year old malt whisky – winner, Jim Shearer from Newmains

Eight Prize: Bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial – winner, Graeme Atha from Edinburgh

Congratulations to all the winners, most of whom have already been contacted. (I’ve tried ringing everyone, but one or two people were out when I called.  Don’t worry, I will call back.)

A big thank you to everyone who supported the raffle which raised in excess of £500.

Last but by no means least, many, many thanks to our sponsors: Edinburgh Leisure; The Scotsman; EICA, Ratho; Feather Brooksbank; Lineup Productions; Virgin Wines and HR Network UK.


Face the music

August 25, 2009


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Okay, things are getting critical.  Just over three weeks to go and still only 72% of target raised (and I did so want to smash that precious milestone into those things we call smithereens).

Let’s cut to the chase. My old pal Mark Gorman (a.k.a. reknowned Jubilee FM deejay, the Nightfly) has kindly and without any cost other than to our friendship, put together what will, I believe, be the basis for a fab night oot.  A challenging, but fun, music quiz guaranteed to bring out the competitive beast in all you music lovers. 

Skating effortlessly and randomly through the musical decades, Mr G has selected enough testing, nay teasing, questions about our common musical heritage to keep you gainfully occupied for a whole evening.

So if you think you know your Ash from your Elbow and don’t quaver at the minim entry fee of £40 for a team of 4 (enough, already -Ed) here’s your chance to have a crack at winning the inaugural Alzheimer’s Scotland Music Quiz Trophy.  As well as, of course, having a right good night out and raising some money for the sort of dodgy old geezer I’ll inevitably turn into once Father time has had his wicked way with me.

You need a team of four to enter the quiz – the best combination of music brains you can find – and the entry fee is £40 per team, which includes your first drink and a finger buffet – courtesy of Le March Francais – in the interval.  As you’d expect at a musical event, there will be a bar (groan- Ed) with a choice of fine beer and wine available all night at sub bar prices PLUS a trophy for the winning team and best team name. 

Hudson have kindly sponsored the event and are letting us use their fab new Edinburgh offices as the venue.

DATE: 3rd September 2009

TIME: 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start

VENUE: Hudson, Caledonian Exchange, 19a Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EG


 6.30pm  – Drinks and registration

7.00pm  – Music Quiz, part 1

8.00pm – Break for finger buffet

9.00pm – Music Quiz, part 2

10.00pm – Presentation of trophies

To enter, email me ( stating the names of the individual team members. Don’t forget to come up with a witty team name (and bring it along with you on the night).

At time of uploading this post, there’s room for just 4 more teams. Hopefully our hosts can squeeze a couple more in if we’re pushed.

Thanks in advance for your support. Watch this space for a full report of the evening’s proceedings.