Just over £40,000 was raised for two worthy charities by 300 staff, customer, suppliers and friends of DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, at its inaugural Summer Ball held on Friday 22 June 2018 at Edinburgh’s sumptuous Prestonfield House.
The Summer Ball was the highlight of DM Hall’s corporate social responsibility calendar, which also saw charitable initiatives throughout the year as well as comedy nights in Scotland’s cities. For both last year and this, the firm’s nominated charities are Alzheimer Scotland and Macmillan Cancer Support.
John Albiston, Senior Partner at DM Hall, said: “Our Summer Ball was a spectacular success with our guests and colleagues dancing the night away into the small hours. The highlight for me was the amazing sum of £40,000 raised for our chosen charities.”
And amongst ferocious competition for a range of spectacular auction prizes, including a week on a 7000-acre shooting estate which sleeps 16 and a Country House weekend for 12 in Boat of Garten, and the top prize, a £4500 diamond necklace.
The Summer Ball, was hosted by popular Scottish entertainer and broadcaster, Grant Stott, and the highly entertaining auction was conducted, inimitably by Alex Fleming.
Linda Thompson, Corporate Fundraiser for Alzheimer Scotland, said: “We are very grateful to DM Hall in its fundraising efforts for our charities and involving us in organising the Summer Ball which has raised an enormous sum which will go towards our work helping us ensure nobody faces dementia alone.”
Laura Foreman, Regional Fundraising Manger for Macmillan Cancer Support said “We are delighted by the amount raised by DM Hall and its guests and would like to share our warmest thanks, particularly to the marketing team at DM Hall who organised a wonderful occasion. The money raised on the night will help up support more people living with cancer in the local community.”
DM Hall, which was established in 1897, has 26 offices throughout Scotland and more than 230 members of staff.