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As regular readers will know, Springfords are very proud to support The Prince’s Trust Scotland, through our sponsorship of Lunch with an Old Bag.
This year's dazzling proceedings, at Edinburgh's prestigious Prestonfield House, celebrated the 40th Anniversary of The Prince’s Trust, and raised a record-breaking £759,000. Yes, you read that right - £759,000! Our Tax Partner, Fiona Donaldson, who chairs the LWOB Committee, tells us that she’s still gobsmacked!
LWOB simply wouldn’t happen without the phenomenal support of some extraordinary people. The event is hosted each year by James Thomson, whose generosity ensures that a table at LWOB remains something that money truly can’t buy. The LWOB volunteer Committee works tirelessly throughout the year, all with the aim of creating a stunningly sensational day. A legion of loyal and generous donors, sponsors and supporters back the event with inspirational enthusiasm. And some of the most glamorous, gorgeous and generous ladies in Scotland (along with a few brave men!) support the LWOB fundraising, enabling The Prince's Trust to transform young lives in Scotland. This year’s incredible total will allow the charity to help 759 young people to believe in themselves, develop their skills and talents, and to fulfil their potential.
With a roof-raising performance from Bryan Ferry, and a show-stealing appearance by LWOB favourite Judy Murray, who auctioned off a special “Strictly” prize, as well as an opportunity to meet Andy and Jamie, the eighth LWOB was the most successful yet, bringing total funds raised by this exclusive and unique event to almost £3 million.
Lunch with an Old Bag is a fabulous lunch. It features sensational handbags, and sometimes they really are vintage. But at its heart, LWOB is all about the glamour, style, and big-hearted generosity of women with the wit, humour, spirit and swagger to call themselves Old Bags!
Over the past eight years, the term “Old Bag” has become something to be proud of! Indeed, we have a few proud Old Bags at Springfords! Not only have the Old Bags raised almost £3 million – that’s 3,000 young people helped back into education or training, into jobs, or to start their own businesses - but they’ve challenged the labelling of young people, something which remains as valid now as when LWOB was first launched back in 2009.
In the last 4 years alone the event has raised well over £2million, which is an incredible achievement, and has made a significant contribution to the work carried out by The Prince’s Trust over those years.
Now that really is something to be proud of!
If you’d like to support Lunch with an Old Bag, just contact Fiona at fionaLWOB@springfords.com The LWOB Committee are already on the hunt for auction prizes for 2017! Or, if you’d like to make a donation, you can donate via the Lunch with an Old Bag Just Giving page.