Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Team Glasgow's Masquerade Magic.

On Friday 29th October, our three Scottish advocates Kirsty, Victoria and Jac (aka Team Glasgow) hosted a glittering Masquerade Ball to raise funds for LLTGL.

The guests arrived around 7pm, donned in amazing masks and beautiful dresses, and sat down to a beautiful three course meal. Team Glasgow got up to welcome everyone and Jac explained the background to the three girls’ stories and why they were here tonight.

As part of the event, each guest received a flower seed packet with the message that these were to be planted in memory of the girls’ donors, and organ donation and LLTGL leaflets were on all tables. The evening also included several incredible singers, masked ballet dancers, an awareness-raising slideshow, a raffle and an auction!

One of the highlights of the evening was Kirsty, who received her double lung transplant a year ago, singing 'My Hero' by the Foo Fighters, in memory of her donor. It was an emotional performance and she got a wonderful response from the assembled guests.

Jac says “The night flew in but everyone seemed to be having a great time and there was a wonderful atmosphere in the room. It was such a celebration of us still being here, still standing and looking to the future - and hoping we can help others also get this opportunity.” You can read the rest of her account here and see a variety of photos from the night here.

The evening was a huge success and this fantastic trio raised over a staggering £12,000 through their efforts and hard work. We are hugely grateful to not only Team Glasgow, but to everyone who supported them in any way.

All three gorgeous girls are only alive today thanks to people who signed the Organ Donor Register. Remember: Think about it, talk about it, do something about it!

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