Most successful Glasgow QoS ever!

15152283_10202723619407966_1662383967_oOver 300 guests gathered at the Old Fruitmarket on the 16th of November for the annual KidsOut Question of Sport Glasgow.

The event raised over £50,000 for disadvantaged children, surpassing last year’s total by a fantastic £15,000 and marking this the most successful Glasgow QoS ever! The evening included KidsOut’s traditional mix of auction and games, with Erin Henderson joining us once again to sing beautifully along with the KidsOut video. Lisa McGloin, a local refuge worker, gave a powerful speech to the room, detailing some experiences of domestic abuse had by mothers and children in her refuge, and explaining where the money raised goes. This was followed by the fun days pledge, with guests donating near to £5,000 to provide children in Scotland with Fun Days and Toy Boxes.

Peter Martin acted as host, compere and quiz master, with the games package also featuring Higher & Lower and Speed Bingo. Fabulous lots were available in the main auction including a week in a cottage on the Isle of Sky, a private cinema screening for 90 people and VIP tickets to the Strictly Come Dancing tour. Artist Ben Mosley painted a live painting throughout the evening which then sold in the Main Auction for £2,000, bringing the auction total to £12,500. Additionally to the main auction, 13 guests also committed to run the 2017 Glasgow half marathon in aid of KidsOut.

Beds and Bars (pictured below) were the quiz winners, topping the Champions league playing as Ghana.

“The success of this event would not have been possible without the hard work of the committee, especially its chair Pamela Hodgson, as well as all the donors and sponsors including KPMG and Tennent’s ,” said Laura Cannicott, KidsOut Events Manager. “Thanks to everyone’s brilliant support this is the highest amount raised at the Glasgow event yet!”

To view the photos from this event, visit the KidsOut Flickr account here.

The next Question of Sport event in Glasgow will be held on the 15th of November 2017. For more information or to register your interest, please visit the Glasgow page, email events@kidsout.org.uk or call 01525 243219.

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