On Friday, November 3rd, Glasgow's most glamorous ladies lunch fundraiser, Killer Heels & Cocktails, returns to the Grand Central Hotel for its 2017 edition, with RUSK & RUSK taking the lead as the events main sponsor and championing the drive to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research.
Rusk & Rusk are never one to shy away from supporting causes close to their heart, from the STV Appeal to Cash For Kids and the Glasgow Taxis Outing Fund, to name but a few. However on this occasion, there's a deeper involvement for the pioneering hospitality group, with co-founder Louise Rusk becoming the events Chair as well as the Scottish Ambassador for Action Medical Research.
Discussing her motivation behind taking up the mantles of Chair for the event and Ambassador for the charity, Louise tells us: "The work that Action does in supporting the critical first stage in the research & development of ground breaking medical innovations, and ultimately investing in the people who have potential answers and solutions to a whole range of diseases, illnesses and ailments is so important. Supporting children’s charities personally means so much to me to me, and Action Medical Research deliver real and lasting change to the lives of so many children and being able to play a part of that is such a privilege."
This years event sold out in record time and features entertainment in abundance. Host for the day, Paul Harper of Heart FM, will kick off proceedings with his typically cavalier and humorous way, with glamorous dance troupe The Show Girls, crooners The Brothers Of Swing and the famous Jersey Tones on hand to dish up an afternoon to remember
Over the past 14 years, the Killer Heels & Cocktails fundraiser has raised over £700,000 for Action Medical Research, and Louise Rusk believes that this years event can generate a significant sum to add to that; "we have a fantastic event ahead of us, with superb auction prizes, lot's of fun entertainment and plenty of opportunity to raise funds" she tells us, "it's going to be a truly glamorous affair, and I am incredibly excited to be taking the reigns of my first event as Chair".
You can learn more about the great work that Action Medical Research does by clicking HERE