GUESTS at this year’s Lord Provost’s Charity Burns Supper have dug deep to raise £87,000 for good causes.
Many big names including Scots Makar Liz Lochhead and playwright and producer David Maclennan – co-founder of the 7:84 Scotland Theatre and also famous for A Play, A Pie And A Pint – participated giving the Reply and the Toast from the Lassies respectively.
Lord provost Bob Winter said: “I am thrilled that despite the economic difficulties, my guests’ generosity means we have raised even more money than last year.
“I would also like to reassure them that this money goes to deserving causes at hmoe and abroad”.
Glaswegian artist Gerard Burns’ painting ‘A walk through trees in winter’ raised £2,800 and John Damari’s oil on canvas ‘Morag’s wee croft looking towards Ben More’ brought in £1,800.
Dinner in the lord provost’s dinning room for up to 12 guests proved a very popular auction prize with four separate bids made raising a total of £8,800.
The charities that will benefit are the lord provost’s Malawi fund, the lord provost’s children’s fund and ReSurge Africa.
Last year’s supper raised £70,500.