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Superstars making a splash

fred macaulay famous fundraisers

Some famous faces have been helping us raise vital funds across Scotland. From TV and radio stars to the world's strongest men, here are a few of our fantastic famous fundraisers.

St Andrews Ball

We all had a ball

Everyone had their gladrags on for our annual St Andrew’s Ball, held in Edinburgh’s glittering Sheraton Grand Hotel.

After a fantastic night of dining and dancing – with live music from X Factor star Caitlyn Vanbeck and ceilidh band Whisky Kiss – your generous donations helped to raise a whopping £30,000.

During the evening, stroke survivors Steven and Robert shared their inspiring stories of life after stroke, and there wasn't a dry eye in the place!

still game famous fundraisers

The world’s biggest Burns Supper

We partnered with Scotmid as their charity of the year and were delighted to help them smash a world record for the biggest Burns Supper ever!

A total of 926 people were in attendance at the record-breaking event, enjoying traditional haggis, neeps and tatties to celebrate Scotmid’s 160th birthday.

Host Fred MacAulay showed his support by wearing our brand-new charity badge, now available in Scotmid stores for £1, to help stroke survivors #SurviveAndThrive. He was also joined by Mark Cox and Jane McCarry - better known as Tam and Isa from Still Game - to help raise funds.

Boogie & Arlene Forth One breakfast show hosts

Boogie braves the bridge

We spotted Forth One’s beloved Boogie dangling his toes off the side of the Forth Rail Bridge at our abseil challenge in October 2019!

Along with hundreds of other charity champions, Boogie bravely faced the 165ft SAS-style drop off Scotland’s most iconic bridge.

He even tried to rope in his on-air pal and presenter Arlene by nominating her to take on the challenge in 2020. All eyes on you, Arlene!

World's Strongest Men

World’s strongest men flex some muscle for charity

We were delighted to have the heavyweight support from not one but two of the World’s Strongest Men in 2019.

Brothers Luke and Tom Stoltman, who come in at over 340lbs and can usually be seen pulling trucks and school buses on our TV screens, kindly offered up personal training prizes for two lucky people at our St Andrew’s Ball – as well as a signed XXXL World’s Strongest Man t-shirt!

The lucky winner will be the envy of all their pals down the gym, and we want to thank them for their knockout support.

To find out more about how you can get involved and join your favourite famous fundraisers in raising vital funds for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions, please visit chss.org.uk/fundraise.

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