Glasgow-founded UK jeweller Chisholm Hunter has once again taken part in the Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) Burns Night supper charity event, helping to raise over £30,000 for the charity.
This year marked the charity’s 30th annual ‘A Question of Burns’ event on Burns Night, the 25 January celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Due to the pandemic, however, the event went digital, taking place virtually in what Chisholm Hunter has called “the world’s biggest virtual charity Burns supper”.
The jeweller has supported the night since its inaugural event, and this year donated a number of pieces to the charity prize draw.
These included an 18ct white gold diamond flower drop necklace worth £1,995, an 18ct two-colour gold 0.10ct round brilliant cut diamond heart necklace worth £995, and a beautiful 9ct two colour gold diamond cross over necklace, worth £455.
The prize draw and auction are live until 31 January, so the pieces are still available.
The event itself is still available to watch on SBH Scotland’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Harry Brown, managing director at Chisholm Hunter, said: “SBH Scotland is a wonderful charity that makes a hugely positive impact to those living with both spina bifida and hydrocephalus in Scotland.
“Last year was particularly challenging for the charity and it’s fantastic to see them kick off 2021 with such a great event.
“For more than three decades, I have personally supported SBH Scotland’s Burns Suppers and I am delighted to have built on that with a decade of headline sponsorship from Chisholm Hunter.
“We are very proud of everything they have, and continue to, achieve.”
Deborah Roe, fundraising director at SBH Scotland said: “Our 30th Burns Supper was certainly different to what we’d anticipated, but what an evening we had!
“To have so many people watch on the night was amazing, and to have officially held the world’s biggest Burns Supper is amazing!
“A huge thank you goes to each and every person who has helped to make this happen, including all our fantastic sponsors.
“Last year was particularly difficult for the charity sector, so kick-starting 2021 with such a fantastic event is a great achievement for us.
“Every pound and penny raised will go towards providing our dedicated services to thousands of children and their families affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.”