On Friday November 2nd, we were privileged to once again sponsor Action Medical Research’s fundraiser Killer Heels & Cocktails.
Our RUSK & RUSK co-founder Louise Rusk is Scottish Ambassador of Action Medical Research and has been Chair of this fantastic event for the past two years. Louise works closely with the charity and committee members to create an unforgettable and memorable ladies lunch whilst raising as much money as possible for this extremely important childrens charity.
The RUSK & RUSK team helped produce several new additions for this year’s event including a bespoke range of Killer Heels notebook, candles and other merchandise. For the 2018 event, there was also the introduction of Rox in a Box, which gave our guests a a chance to win a pair of diamond earrings donated by official jewellery sponsor ROX.
The event was held at The Grand Central Hotel where guests were welcomed in the morning with a glamorous jazz cocktail reception with a great display of ruffle and feathers.
In the grand ballroom, Britain’s Got Talent’s Edward Reid performed an amazing Greatest Showman routine along with the The Pink Acid Dancers while guests took their seats for lunch.
Welcomed back was event host Heart FM’s DJ Paul Harper who set the tone for the afternoon whilst our energetic auctioneer Alex Fleming shook things up as bids flew around the room for the What a Girl Wants auction.
All in all, everyone’s generosity in the auction paid back in spades with over £100,000 raised for the charity. Planning an event that would top previous years and give even more back to the charity was always going to be a challenge but we are so thrilled with what has been accomplished this year.
The Soulstars finished proceedings off with a show-stopping performance performing a host of Motown hits.
Afterwards guests were whisked away to The 158 Club Lounge at Hutchesons City Grill for the official after party, courtesy of Glasgow Taxis . The most dedicated guests then partied the evening away at Glasgow’s most stylish venue with, of course, some amazing cocktails!
We’d like to extend a massive thanks to the main sponsors Investec & Iona Crawford as well as the support sponsors Cruise, Hendricks Gin, Strathmore, Eden Mill, Standard Real Estate Ltd, Corum, Rox, Moet Hennessy, Glasgow Taxis, Kidd Promo & Saved by Robots. All parties helped make the event the huge success due to their fantastic generosity and hard work.
Action Medical Research have been funding medical breakthroughs since they began in 1952 and fulfil a critical role in saving thousands of children’s live and change many more. The prospects for finding new cures and treatments are almost within our grasp. The charity have vital research ready to go but simply can’t fund it all.
With your help we’re determined to change this and make a real difference for children.