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Fundraising - thank you!


The generosity of the Tartan Army and their friends was never in doubt - but we absolutely smashed the £10,000 target in the end.

From individual donations to organised sponsored activity, so many people have chipped in that it's hard to convey my gratitude properly. Here's a summary of what was raised and how:

Charity Ball - £4,800 raised
Held on Saturday 19th August, this really kick-started the project. Not only was it a great fun night, with Scots and Ukrainians combining to create a great atmosphere, but it was the first event to come together.

Altogether we raised £2,400 on the night - a sum matched by the employees of an Edinburgh firm who have asked to remain unnamed.

110 folk attended the evening, each ticket giving us a £5 profit. We also raked in £570 from raffle tickets, another £1,020 from the auction, and £340 in personal donations on the night. Tesco Personal Finance also donated £500 to pay for the Ukrainian band that'd travelled up from Coventry.

The Charity Ball was a great success, judging by the amount of dancing & singing being done and the amount of money raised.

The evening started well with a real buzz in the Gallery Bar, everyone dressed up for the occasion. After staff ushered everyone up to the Apex Suite, dinner was served, accompanied by Ukrainian music from Zabava band Chorna Roza who'd travelled up from Coventry.

The raffle took place during coffee (star prizes were Champions League tickets and One Spa vouchers), and then Ukrainian photographer Alina Kisina said a few emotional words about one of the orphanages. Roddy Scott volunteered to do the auction and proceeded to entertain everyone for 30 minutes, and (more importantly) to squeeze a fair amount of cash out of the audience.

The rest of the night was like a Ukrainian wedding (well, possibly - i've never actually seen one), the band assisted by singer Sofiya Fedyna who made sure everyone did a turn on the dancefloor. Highlights were a Ukrainian-style conga/Loch Lomond combo, Alex Demianczuk's display of Cossack acrobatics, and pretty much everyone having a bit of a waltz, tango, shuffle or whatever took their fancy!

Mobile Phones
Next up we asked folk to donate their old mobile phones, for which we received £400 from a recycling company

ETA, Association of Ukrainians
Edinburgh Tartan Army contributed with a £100 donation and a raffle that raised £115 net. The AoU chipped in with £136 raised at their Independence Day celebrations.

T Shirts
Around 150 t-shirts were sold to the Tartan Army ahead of the fixture - a snazzy grey number with the Tartankiev logo and a Trident design, plus the fixture details in Ukrainian. This raised around £750, with a few t-shirts left over to be sold in the future as "retro" fashion garments.

Sponsored Swim
The Crack of Dawn Tartan Army contributed a whacking £1,200 from a sponsored swim up in Fraserburgh.

Sponsored Head Shave
Allan Collins up in Dundee shaved his head before the France game (perhaps this should become a regular thing?) and for some reason people gave him £570 for it! Whatever the reason, we're were delighted to receive the cheque. More details and photos can be found on the Activities page.

Longforgan TA bus
Ally Wilson and the folk at the Longforgan TA donated an incredible £1,750 that they raised 

The Bevvytrain
Question - why on earth would anyone put themselves through a 3 day smelly train journey back from a Scotland defeat in Eastern Europe, when they could fly? I don't pretend to have the answer, but who cares - Neil MacDonald who organised the torture trip managed to raise just over £1,000 for Tartankiev by obtaining group discounts etc and persuading everyone who went to donate the "change" from their original ticket price. Great stuff and thanks to all 60 who travelled. 

We were also gifted almost £1,000 from:
Royal Bank of Scotland;
Red MacGregor;
Future Positive Consulting;
Nigel Beal; Doug Heron; Mike Ure; Ffyona Scott; Simon Quirk and David Ogilvy

And last but not least…

The Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal who added their usual £2,000 donation to the pot. The inspiration behind the whole project, the folk who are TASA were steady in their support throughout. Cheers!


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