Annual lunch raises £76,000 to support vital trauma services

The annual Quarriers Noel Lunch has raised an incredible £76,000 to support its range of vital services across Scotland supporting people who have experienced trauma.

The generosity of guests at the 26th annual event raised £73,000 with Tunnocks donating an additional £3,000 to allow the charity to provide on-going support to services including family centres, carers services, youth housing and adult disability services to name but a few.

In the spirit of celebration, Des McKeown entertained guests at the event at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel which also included entertainment from stand-up comedian, Janey Godley.

Alice Harper, Chief Executive of Quarriers, said:

“Christmas is a time of giving – whether that’s to loved ones, or to those who need it most and our guests certainly illustrated this. We are incredibly grateful for their generosity and I thank each and every person who contributed today helping to make our Noel Lunch a truly special occasion.

“The many services that Quarriers provides help to transform the lives of many people as well as supporting their family and friends and these valuable funds will allow us to continue to provide practical care for vulnerable children, adults and families who face challenging circumstances.”

The Noel Lunch is Quarriers’ flagship fundraising event and a longstanding date in Glasgow’s festive social calendar. Each year, it raises vital funds to help the charity continue to deliver its life-changing services. Since its inception 26 years ago, the annual fundraiser has raised in excess of £1 million for people supported by the charity. Next year’s Noel Lunch will take place on Friday 4th December 2020.