A charity ball held in Aberdeen has raised thousands of pounds to grant the wishes of seriously ill children.
The Granite City Ball at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa – held in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK on Friday night – raised £34,000 to make hundreds of youngsters’ dreams come true.
Hundreds of guests enjoyed an evening of fine food and entertainment, and put their best bids forward for a variety of auction prizes, including a tennis coaching session with Judy Murray and a weeks holiday in Florida.
Carolyn Thornton, volunteer & community fundraising manager at Make-A-Wish, said: “We are thrilled that the ball raised an incredible £34,000.
“I would like to thank the committee of volunteers Louise MacLean, Kirsteen Webb and Sheryl Newman for organising the event, without all their hard work and motivation organising the evening none of it would have been possible.
“The money raised really does make a difference to the work that we do and will help to grant wishes to children in the local area and across the UK.”
Sheryl Newman, of the Granite City Supporters of Make-A-Wish, said the organisation was overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who attended.
She said: “Each year we are so thankful for the continued support we receive from the local community, and this came together in style at our summer ball.
“It was a fabulous evening that everyone enjoyed tremendously, and raised an incredible amount of money which will do so much.
“It will allow Make-A-Wish to carry on the wonderful work it does in granting the magical wishes of children and young people.”