Luxury jeweller Chisholm Hunter has announced it will be the headline sponsor at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland’s 25th anniversary charity event.

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) is hoping to break all previous fundraising records for its 25th Anniversary Burns Supper with the help from Chisholm Hunter.

SBH Scotland is celebrating the silver anniversary of its Burns Supper event, rebranded “A Question of Burns”, which has raised over £1 million since it launched in 1990. This year Chisholm Hunter will be contributing a white gold and diamond necklace, hoping to inspire guests to dig deep for the charity.


The evening, taking place on Thursday 28 January 2016 at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Glasgow, is a traditional Burns Supper with some funny twists, a quiz and an entertaining line-up. The star studded guest list includes international rugby player John Beattie, comedians Des Clarke and Karen Dunbar, the Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT and classical singer and SBH Scotland Ambassador Nicola Cassells.

This will be Chisholm Hunter’s 8th consecutive year sponsoring the event after managing director Harry Brown attended as a guest back in 2008 and immediately decided to get involved.

This year Chisholm Hunter will also be contributing 10 fashion watches as prizes for the winners of the Burn’s quiz.

Deborah Roe, fundraising director at SBH Scotland, says: “We are extremely grateful for the continued support from Chisholm Hunter. Their donations allow us to add real sparkle to the magic of the event.

“Not only are we celebrating our 25th anniversary of the Burns Supper, but also the 50th year of SBH Scotland. The evening is expected to be extra special as we aim to raise £30,000 for the charity. This money will allow us to fund specialist services across the country.”

Harry Brown, managing director at Chisholm Hunter, comments: “On behalf of Chisholm Hunter, it’s an honour to continue our support of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland, this dedicated charity whose hard work is making a significant difference to the charity members and their families.

“Learning about the incredible journeys and the remarkable strength shown by those affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus, inspired us to become a part of this outstanding charity and we hope our support will go some way towards supporting those living with the conditions.”

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland was formed in 1965 by group of parents who each had a child with spina bifida (a fault in the spinal column where vertebrae do not form completely, leaving a gap causing problems with the nervous system) and/or hydrocephalus, a condition where increased pressure on the brain can cause social, emotional, cognitive and behavioural difficulties.