At Quarriers, we never cease to be moved by the incredible generosity of our supporters. Whether you attend our fundraising lunches, come along to our Christmas Fayre or set yourself a challenge of walking, sky-diving or zip-sliding to raise money, we are very grateful for your support. With your help, we are able to keep providing life-changing services for the people we support.
Here are just a few of the highlights of the past 12 months.
On 4 December 2014, Quarriers Noel Lunch celebrated its 21st birthday. The annual festive lunch, held at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, is the biggest event in Quarriers’ fundraising calendar, and this year’s event was extra special. Guests were entertained by comedian Fred MacAulay and had the chance to raise money for Quarriers in an auction featuring exclusive golfing memorabilia thanks to Quarriers’ status as an Official Charity of The 2014 Ryder Cup.
More than £70,000 was raised on the day, which took the grand total raised over the event’s history to £1,020,000. All funds raised at the event contributed towards Quarriers Box of Hope campaign, which provides young homeless people with winter essentials.
Throughout November and December, we ran festive fundraising events including our annual Festival of Choirs, with choirs from schools, churches and community organisations entertaining shoppers in Glasgow’s Princes Square with Christmas favourites. Our fifth Christmas Fayre, held in the Kilmacolm Community Centre in November 2014, got shoppers into the Christmas spirit and raised over £2,500.
March 2015 saw Quarriers raise £10,000 at our inaugural Ladies’ Lunch. The afternoon was hosted by broadcasting legend Hazel Irvine at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, and celebrated the work of inspirational women in all walks of life. The 150 guests thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, and we look forward to hosting our second Ladies’ Lunch on Sunday 28 February 2016.
The Easter Bunny hopped along to Quarriers Village for our Spring Fayre and Easter egg Trail in April 2015, and brought a few friends with him! This year’s event was the busiest yet, with families taking part in the Easter egg trail, painting eggs and enjoying treats in the pop-up café.
The day was a great success and raised a fantastic £1,240. We would like to say an extra special thank you to Direct Line Group, Balfour Beatty, GE Oil and Gas and Scottish Water for donating Easter eggs.