Forget the sell out concert halls and festivals; two time winners of the Scottish Live Act of the year, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers arrived in Dundee to perform at our bicentenary dinner dance. The event took place in the Apex Hotel on Saturday 5 September. Attendees to the event included staff, carers, ex residents of the Orphanage and local businesses.
As well as the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, entertainment was provided by Radio Tay’s Stuart Webster who acted as MC before hitting the decks to DJ until the small hours.
Guests heard from Chair of Carolina House Trust Board of Directors, David Gilbertson and the newly appointed Chief Executive, Stephen Clark. Les Lumb, a previous resident of the Carolina House Trust Orphanage also shared his experiences with the audience.
Prize donations for the event flooded in with top raffle prizes including, Malmasion vouchers, Spa treatments, leisure/family tickets and Hilton dinner, bed and breakfast packages.
For the main auction we were kindly donated an original painting, a Gleneagles golf experience and one weeks self catering holiday in Tenerife.
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers donated VIP tickets for their Hogmanay concert for the silent auction along with John Clark Motor Group who donated the use of a top of the range Audi TT. Other silent auction prizes included Aviemore Lodge stays; Brian Cox signed memorabilia and a VIP tour of Tay FM where the winner has the opportunity to be part of producing a live breakfast show. Leslie Martin kindly donated a one-off bottle of cask strength whisky with a specially bottled and labelled by Springbank Distillery Campbeltown to celebrate the Carolina House Trust Bicentenary.
Guests enjoyed a treats from a sweetie cart and there was a photo booth to capture the fun on the evening.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make the evening a huge success!