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Charities receive 20,000 boost from Sports Challenge Dinner

Charities receive 20,000 boost from Sports Challenge Dinner

Two charities have been handed an equal share of almost £20,000 raised during a sold-out charity dinner organised by leading Tayside investment firm Thorntons.

The Archie Foundation Tayside and Children's Aid have been handed funds to help them carry out the vital work they do with some of the country's most vulnerable children.

The Sports Challenge Dinner, hosted by British Lions Rugby legend Andy Nicol and Sky's Soccer Saturday pundit Alan McInally, took place on May 7th at the Apex Hotel in Dundee.

Organised by Thorntons Investment Management Limited, the event raised an impressive total of £19,619.10 for the two charities.

The Sports Challenge Dinner is in it's second year in Dundee, but has run for more than 20 years across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

The event pits guests against each other in a Question of Sport style quiz with the overall champions taking home the Dundee Sports Challenge trophy - as well as the honour of being the top sports brains in Tayside.

Stephen Webster, Chief Executive of Thorntons Investment Management, said: "Yet again, this year's Sports Challenge Dinner proved to be a resounding success.

"It is absolutely fantastic to be able to hand over almost £20,000 to these two wonderful charities, which both work tirelessly to help vulnerable children across the country.

"We are grateful to everyone for their support this year, especially Andy and Alan for doing such a magnificent job of hosting the event."

"We have already had enquiries from those who were at the dinner about next year. We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Sports Challenge Dinner will be on Thursday 12 May at the Apex. Our nominated charities will once again be ARCHIEs and Children's Aid. Booking can be done online at or by calling our Marketing team on 01382 229111.

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