£126k raised at Real Radio charity event

A Real Radio Scotland supported charity evening at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel has raised £126,000 on Saturday evening for CHAS.

The event saw Bo Bruce from The Voice and Deacon Blue perform live as people donated thousands of pounds during the live auction which included items such as holidays to Miami, Dubai, Canada and New York, along with gig packages, sporting memorabilia and home improvements packages.

realradio2012Two raffle winners went home with the star prizes of a Diamond worth £999 and a brand new Hyundai i10 car.

CHAS is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure.

David Treasurer, Programme Controller for Real Radio Scotland said, “We are absolutely delighted with the amount of money raised for CHAS on Saturday night. CHAS is a charity very close to our hearts at Real Radio and we are so grateful to everyone who attended the bash and dug deep to support such a great cause.”

In March Real Radio’s ‘Bring a Pound to Work Day’ raised £70,000 for the charity, taking the total raised to nearly £200,000 from this year’s fundraising activities, with money still coming in.

Since Real Radio’s partnership began with CHAS, five years ago, £950,000 pounds has been raised for children with life limiting conditions and their families. Activities in this time have included the yearly charity dinner and the stations annual ‘Bring a Pound to Work Day,’ as well as events like The Real Car Boot Sale and The Real CHAS Tour of Scotland.

Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 10:34 am by RadioToday

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