Sports dinner raises cash for charities

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SPORTS fans who attended a charity dinner have raised £4,000 for two worthwhile causes.

The Arran Brown Rainbow Foundation and the Cumbernauld Rotary Club have both received share of the cash following donations at the charity sports dinner which was held in Cumbernauld College on Friday, June 15.

The event attracted 96 guests who tucked into a three course meal, prepared and served by catering students, and watched England versus Sweden on the big screen.

Popular football dinner speakers Sandy Clark and Davie Hay also spoke at the event giving half time analysis on the match.

But the highlight of the night was the sporting memorabilia up for grabs which included a signed boxing glove from Amir Khan, Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe, a limited edition print by artist Gerard Burns, a signed Celtic shirt, a signed Sone Aluko Rangers shirt and a golf club signed by Stephen Gallacher.

Martin McGuire, principal of Cumbernauld College, said: “The charity sports dinner was a great success and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended.

“We were able to raise a fantastic amount of money for two important causes.

“I would like to thank our catering students for keeping everyone fed and watered and to all of those who attended. It was a night to remember.”

For full story, see this week’s Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, July 25.

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