More than 350 ladies are due to attend the annual fundraising lunch for children’s charity Action Medical Research on Friday, March 24, at Mercure Ardoe House Hotel and Spa.
This is the 18th year of the event and the first time in its new location.
The speaker this year is Lady Annabel Goldie who, in a remarkable career, is best recognised as the former leader of the Scottish Conservative party.
Regularly on her feet in the Scottish Parliament, she may have been considered to be a veritable thorn in the side of her adversaries until she stood down in November 2011.
Unsurprisingly, to mark her achievements, she was created a House of Lords peer in 2013, when she became Baroness Goldie of Bishopton.
Ever year, attendees at the charity fundraiser enjoy getting together over a drinks reception and two-course lunch while raising money to fund research to help sick and disabled babies and children.
At this year’s event, Lady Goldie – an experienced orator with a dry sense of humour – will recount the many extraordinary moments in a life filled by her passions and politics.
Action Medical Research community fundraising manager, Janet Balcombe, said: “Leading a life in the full glare of public scrutiny, she manages to remain, in many ways, a very private person. We look forward to welcoming Lady Goldie to our lunch in the hope of getting to know her better.”
For those who wish to continue the fun after the event, there will be a raffle and a star-prize draw with the opportunity of winning a week for six people in a luxury apartment donated by Boath Stables.
For further information about the event, contact Janet Balcombe on 01505 8464334 or firstname.lastname@example.org