My chosen charity this year is MND Scotland, in memory of my mum, and all Renfrewshire citizens who are either suffering from, or have lost their lives to Motor Neurone Disease.

I have organised a charity ball which will take place on 5th October at the luxury 5* Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort. The circus themed evening is formal [black tie] and tickets are priced at £80. The glitzy journey along the red carpet includes a pre-dinner drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner and half a bottle of wine per person.

I have invited Gina McKie, Radio DJ, to act as compere, and the fabulous Pulse Show Band to perform so that you can dance and enjoy yourself into the wee small hours. I will also have a few surprise performances for you along the way and there will also be a fantastic auction – with a little something for everyone!

I have also negotiated special bed a breakfast room rates for those who wish to book overnight accommodation. These rooms will be available from Friday 10th August and if you would like to take advantage of this, simply contact the hotel directly on 0141-812-9999, mentioning that you are a guest at the Provost’s Ball.

Of course, I would be delighted if you could attend the Ball, but if you can’t, perhaps you would consider donating a prize for our auction. Anything you can give, no matter how small, is exceptionally important.

I cannot wait for this fantastic evening of great food, entertainment and fun, and I really hope you are able to join me to support this amazing charity.

Best wishes

Councillor Lorraine Cameron Provost of Renfrewshire


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