Community H.E.A.R.T. are pleased to announce our fundraising dinner in Glasgow raised £10,000 for our projects in South Africa.
The evening started with a Civic Reception hosted by Baillie Jim NcNally of Glasgow City Council. There was excitement from the very beginning of the evening in the wonderful surroundings of Glasgow City Chambers. After dinner the guests listened intently to Denis Goldberg, one of those sentenced along side Nelson Mandela. Denis thanked those assembled and supporters unable to attend for the solidarity they have shown the people of South Africa in the struggle against apartheid and the struggle to overcome apartheid’s legacy. Speaking of the continued need to vercome the legacy of apartheid Denis said, “In many ways the struggle was the easy bit when we all had one common enemy. Building a country is much more difficult.”
The rest of the evening we were back to the fun with a public auction and music from MOSSAKA. There were lots of other options to win prizes with a special raffle and silent auction.
Community H.E.A.R.T. would like to thank all those who sponsored tables and provided auctio and raffle prizes: Glasgow City Council,Encore Hospitality Services, UNISON Scotland, FBU Scotland, Glasgow Credit Union, FBU North West, ACTSA Scotland, Glasgow Flowers, The Co-operative Scotland & northern Ireland, Glasgow City UNISON, Zulu Nyala, Print Matters, St Brides Free Range Poultry Farm, UNISON GHA Branch, UNISON Scottishe Electricity Branch, J.R.’s Hair Studio, Jill Furmanovsky, Denis Goldberg, Glasgow Caledonian University, UNISON City of Edinburgh, Eleanor Bruce, Nat & Elsa Perez, Strvaigin, UNISON Aberdeenshire, David Burt, Dave Prentis & Liz Snape, Mmapula Tladi Small, Sheila & Davie McGeoch, Outdoor Trax, UNISON North West Region, Seori & Pauline Burnett of the Peatcutters Croft B&B, Brian Purdie and finally thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen.