2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of the first Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal donation in Lithuania in 2003.
Since that first donation, a remarkable 44 donations have been made at every away match that Scotland has played – bar none. There have been no occasions since 2003 where a donation has not been made. It is this approach and consistency that gave rise to the charity’s strapline – “Everywhere We Go“.
In order to recognise the work that all members and friends have put in over the period, and to allow us an opportunity to celebrate the success of the Appeal and the consistent support that the Sunshine Appeal received and receives from Scotland fans, an evening of food, music and general shenanigans has been organised to allow us to get together in a social setting.
On the evening of Thursday 05 September 2013 (the night before we play Belgium at Hampden) there will be “The Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal Tenth Anniversary Gathering“. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn in East Kilbride beginning at 19:30.
The Gathering will include a two course dinner and entertainment from the inestimable Ted “Better than Elvis” Christopher, Eric “The Cheeseman” McGirr and Special Guests. Photographs of previous Sunshine Appeal donations are actively being sought to provide a visual backdrop.
In keeping with the excellent standard of husbandry of Sunshine Appeal funds set by the original Steering Group members and continued through the ten years since, no Sunshine Appeal funds will be used to support this event. Therefore, the event will have to be self-funding. However, and because of the tremendous financial support that the Sunshine Appeal has had recently from its supporters and the resultant healthy position of funds, this event will not be a fund-raiser.
The hotel is making a limited number of rooms available on a B&B basis for the price of £55.
Tickets for The Gathering cost only £17.50 and can be purchased via Paypal to email@example.com (we expect this event to sell out quickly – so, don’t hang about). Can you please make this a “Friends and Family” transaction and take the hit on Paypal costs yourself? Ticket prices have been cut to the bone.
To reserve a room, contacted the hotel directly on 01355 236300
The Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal thanks its supporters for their continued, unwavering support for the Appeal and its efforts over the first ten years.