ProjectScotland, the youth volunteering charity, celebrated its 10th birthday last week at Birthday Fundraising Dinner held at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh. Almost 250 guests gathered and helped raise over £30,000 on the night.
Andy Nicol, former British Lion and Scotland rugby Captain, was MC on the night. Annabelle Ewing, MSP and Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment, addressed the gathering on the need to support young people in helping them achieve their goals. The Union’s Chairman, Ian McAteer, who is also Chair of the charity, reflected on how ProjectScotland ‘packed a punch’ for a relatively small organisation. Scottish adventurer and world record holder Mark Beaumont inspired the audience with his tales of amazing adventures and Natashofa Easton, a former ProjectScotland volunteer, brought a tear to the eye with her life story. The charity also premièred a new fundraising film, which was produced by The Union. Paul Reddish, CEO of ProjectScotland, thanked guests for making the evening such success.
The new video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZmdJXcmMB4
The Union has been involved with the charity since its inception, developing the branding and marketing, and helping the charity win numerous awards. Some of the agency’s work can be seen here: http://www.union.co.uk/campaign/project-scotland/
ProjectScotland has been overwhelmed by the donations and messages of support. If you would like to make a donation you can do so online at: https://www.projectscotland.co.uk/support-us/donate/
Speakers at the 10th Anniversary Dinner (L-R): Mark Beaumont, Natashofa Easton, Paul Reddish, Annabelle Ewing, Andy Nicol and Ian McAteer.