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£50,000 raised at Wine Challenge

£50,000 raised at Wine Challenge

Huge thanks to everyone to attend the second Harmeny Wine Challenge on Thursday 19th May. The event has now raised over £50,000 with every pound helping young people who have experienced early years trauma to get the facilities and opportunities they need to thrive.

Sponsored by Westerwood Properties, Wine Importers and Mackays the event brought together 140 guests to test their knowledge whilst sampling some fantastic wines and raising much needed funds for the Learning for Life Appeal.

The quiz was highly competitive with a team from Nairns Oatcakes claiming the prize by a whisker!

The evening started with a champagne reception before the quiz got underway. Guests sampled eight different wines across the eight rounds with notes on each bottle provided by wine connoisseur and quiz master, Malcolm Ogilvie of Wine Importers.

Guests at the Harmeny Wine Challenge

Amazing auction prizes

Following presentations by Neil Squires, Chief Executive, Craig Paul, Head of Care and Stacey Lawrence, Service Manager the auction and raffle got underway with some amazing money can’t buy lots including a ride in a classic 1928 Bentley, three nights in a luxury Paris apartment, a personalised signed guitar by The Proclaimers, fishing and stay at The Glen Estate, VIP experience at Farnborough Airshow and tour of The Scottish Ballet.

The event could not have happened without the support of our volunteers

Special Thanks to…

Thank you to everyone who attended and donated prizes and our amazing volunteers from Natwest and the staff team at Harmeny who helped ensure the event ran smoothly. Thanks as well to our sponsors who helped ensure that all funds raised on the night could go towards the build of our new Learning Hub.