Aberdeen ladies raise £70,000 for children’s charity | Action Medical Research

Aberdeen ladies raise £70,000 for children’s charity

13 November 2013

More than 200 ladies from across Scotland gathered at The Forum in Aberdeen on Friday (8 November) and raised more than £70,000 at the Killer Heels and Cocktails event in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The sell-out event, which has only been running three years, is now the charity’s biggest Scottish fundraiser of the year. This year’s edition featured entertainment from party band The Bogus Brothers, who also did a Blues Brothers tribute set, and Michael Bublé tribute singer Paul Black. There were also five salsa dancers, who surprised guests by initially posing as waiters, and a fashion show by couture designer Joyce Young of Tartan Spirit.

The event was very generously supported by Halliday Fraser Munro and there was a chance to win a bespoke, individually designed necklace, courtesy of jeweller Jamieson & Carry, in the Killer Prize Raffle.

Action Medical Research funds vital work to benefit sick and disabled babies and children and has over the last 30 years invested more than £6.4 million in projects based in Scotland.

Work currently being funded by the charity includes research into pregnancy complications and preventing stillbirth, the development of a new computer system to diagnose visual field defects in children and a study into multiple sclerosis in children, which could lead to badly needed new treatments.

Janet Balcombe, from Action Medical Research Scotland, says: “We’re so lucky and privileged to have such a tremendously hard working committee in Aberdeen. They are all committed to making Killer Heels and Cocktails Aberdeen’s premier charity event. We are also very lucky to have some very generous sponsors without whom we simply couldn't accomplish as much as we do. A very well deserved thank you to all!”

For information about next year’s Killer Heels and Cocktails lunch please contact Janet Balcombe on 01505 864334 or email jbalcombe@action.org.uk.

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High-res images from the event can be downloaded using links below. Please credit Aberdeenphoto.com.

Image 1 shows the Killer Heels and Cocktails organising committee:




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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research.

We want to make a difference in:

  • tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
  • helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
  • targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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