Dinner for the Duncan gives the gift of a future to girls
The Duncan Hospital in Bihar is a charity heavily supported by Professor and Jackie Mackay so they enjoyed attending a spectacular fundraising St Andrews Day dinner with friends and family recently.
Hosted by EMMS International, the evening was held in the historic and elegant surroundings of The Royal Collage of Physicians in Edinburgh. Everyone enjoyed an evening of great food, fantastic company and a plethora of entertainment. The main speaker was Chris Moon MBE who talked about his extraordinary experiences which include being kidnapped in Cambodia and blown up clearing landmines in East Africa. Auctioneer for the evening Willie Paterson entertained with games and a tempting auction and the fabulous A Cappella group Tone Up rounded up the evening with their fabulous voices. All the entertainers and speakers generously donated their time and all the auction items were also donated.
On the night attendees were given the opportunity to lift a girl or young woman from poverty by paying for the first year of their studies in healthcare. This is an opportunity village girls and women would ordinarily not have, on the night 12 people very generously agreed to pay £757 giving more girls the chance to pursue a career and inspire others living in these villages.
The total raised over the evening was a superb £22,844, all of which will go towards bringing healthcare and hope to people living near the Duncan Hospital.