On Friday, November 3rd, Glasgow's most glamorous ladies lunch fundraiser took place at The Grand Central Hotel with the aim of raising funds to support the important research that Action Medical Research carries out, generating a staggering £79,000 in donations.
As the events main sponsor, Rusk & Rusk worked closely with the Killer Heels & Cocktails committee to put together an occasion that will remembered for years to come; from start to finish, the event was a non-stop hit!
Rusk & Rusk co-founder, Chair of Killer Heels & Cocktails and Scottish Ambassador for Action Medical Research, Louise Rusk, kicked off proceedings with heartfelt speech extolling the importance of the work the charity carries out. From there, Heart FM's Paul Harper, took to the stage to host the event, with acts including Vegas Showgirls and smooth crooners The Brothers of Swing getting the party atmosphere going, before The Jersey Tones took to the stage with their take on classic hits from award winning musical Jersey Boys!
There was an extraordinary vibrant live auction, which alone raised thousands of pounds, as well as a digital silent auction, raffle, Guilty Pleasure mystery bags and, of course, a seriously glamorous Star Prize in the form of Christian Louboutin shoes which was kindly sponsored by Cruise Fashion.
But the real star of the day was the amount of money raised; a whopping £79,000. Action Medical Research is at the forefront of medical research into premature birth, diseases and disabilities that affect countless babies, children and families. The charity predominantly relies on the donations and contributions of individuals and companies to help fund new medical breakthroughs. The sum raised will prove pivotal in helping support the ongoing search for the best medical research to help save and change children’s lives.
A massive thank you to everyone who attended, to everyone who contributed and we simply can't wait until 2018 to do it all over again!