Glamorous ‘Lunch with an Old Bag’ has raised a grand total of £550,350 for disadvantaged young people across Scotland.
Celebrity diners – Jack Vettriano, Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Mathews, Miss Scotland 2015 winner Mhairi Fergusson and singer-songwriter Darius Campbell – joined over 400 of the country’s most fabulous and influential women at the event hosted by James Thomson OBE at Prestonfield.
Now in its seventh year, the event has raised over £2M for The Prince’s Trust Scotland and helped 1,600 vulnerable young people turn their lives around through education, jobs and business.
The Lunch with an Old Bag volunteer committee run by a group of self-proclaimed 'Old Bags' racked up a selection of impressive auction and ‘money can’t buy’ raffle prizes, including a unique bedtime story read over Skype with Oscar winner Tilda Swinton.
Supporter of the event Judy Murray donated two prizes – Andy’s Murray’s Davis Cup Racket and 4 semi final tickets, and a VIP tour with Judy to watch the ATP Masters Final, taking the total of her lots to £31,000.
Fiona Donaldson, Chair of the LWOB Committee, said:
For the past seven years, James Thomson OBE has generously hosted this invitation-only lunch event at his five-star venue, Prestonfield.
Local personalities, Grant Stott from Forth One and Capital FM presenter and Prince's Trust Ambassador, Des Clarke hosted the main auction and event with entertainment provided by Prince's Trust supporters The Overtones.