Watch auction amid fundraising activities at weekend event in Dundee.
Watch brand Fortis has taken part in fundraising activities for the Scottish leg of the Prince’s Trust, with its involvement at a weekend-long fundraiser that raised £179,000 for Scottish youths to help them on the path to progress.
Nick Wiseman of Jaw Fine Products, distributor of Fortis in the UK, said that last weekend’s events –which took place in Dundee – are the biggest charity fundraiser for the Prince’s Trust outside of London.
The brands involvement saw it auction one of its Cosmonaut watches, which alone raised more than £2,500 through the sale of £20 raffle tickets.
The day of fundraising also included a clay pigeon shoot at the Auchterhouse Country Club near Dundee, which this year celebrated its 11th year helping raise money for the Trust, and has so far raised more than £1.6m, aiding 44,000 young Scots – the equivalent of a town the size of Perth.
A Laurent –Perrier Champagne reception and a three-course dinner followed with a silent auction of prizes including a Mini Cooper Countryman, X Factor final tickets, and a number of high profile sporting events.
Wiseman said: “My aim for Fortis is to open with two or three Scottish independents over the next six months, as the brand is yet to be represented in Scotland.”
He became involved with the Prince’s Trust work through his most northerly account at Peter George Banks in Kendal, which is a Fortis stockist.
The auctioned watch, a Fortis B-42 Cosmonauts Chronograph, is embossed with the emblems of the Russian Space Authorities which, the brand says, “don’t emboss things for fun”.