The Highland Club Announced as Headline Event Sponsor of Erskine Ball

Veterans’ charity Erskine is delighted to announce The Highland Club – a multiple award winning development of The Santon Group – as the official Headline Event Sponsor of the Erskine Military Ball 2018. After taking the reins in 2015, the luxurious holiday and residential resort have once again shown their invaluable support for our country’s veterans by supporting the exclusive event.

The Erskine Military Ball, taking place at the Hilton Hotel on Friday 28th September, will be hosted by Scottish actress and comedian Elaine C Smith and guests will be able to dance the night away to the sounds of The Waterfront Showband.

The Highland Club recognise the importance of the charity’s mission and continuously look to find innovative ways in which they can support this. As a result, they set up the veterans Holiday Incentive Scheme in which they offer a free night’s accommodation for every early bird table sold at The Erskine Military Ball.

Army veteran Bill McMahon and his family were the first to enjoy a stay at The Highland Club on the banks of Loch Ness. Bill currently lives in an Erskine cottage with his wife Agnes. He was medically discharged from the Army in 1989 and has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Bill can no longer fly to exotic destinations as walking through airports and waiting around departure lounges has become too stressful. Agnes said: “We didn’t feel we would be able to enjoy holidays again until we were given this amazing opportunity of a delightful and relaxing break.  We had lots of fun using all the on-site leisure activities and exploring the local area, but more importantly we were able to spend quality, stress-free time together as a family. The Highland Club was like a little bit of Heaven!”

 

Developed over a number of years, The Highland Club occupies the Grade A gothic buildings of the original 1729 English fortification, Fort Augustus – the Abbey Church conversion was finally completed in 2012.  The Highland Club is a unique and heavenly place to stay on holiday in one of the magnificent luxury residences with limitless opportunities for leisurely pursuits and relaxation.

Head of Philanthropy for The Highland Club, Pardeep Sandhu said:

“We’re delighted to be able to support such a wonderful charity. The work that Erskine does in providing respite care for veterans is invaluable and we feel honoured to be a part of it”.

Head of External Relations at Erskine, Sara Bannerman said: “We cannot thank the team at The Highland Club enough for their incredible ongoing support. This scheme is a perfect example of how much they genuinely care for Erskine veterans.  The staff are a pleasure to work with, whether it is sponsoring events, promoting the charity or providing holidays, The Highland Club team put their heart and soul into ensuring our veterans receive the best possible support when they need it.”

The Erskine Military Ball takes place on Friday 28th September 2018 at The Hilton Glasgow. Tickets cost £1,000 per table of 10 / £100 per individual ticket.

‘Earlybird offer’: A table of 12 for the price of a table of 10.

Book your table by Friday 4th May 2018 and not only will you get this fantastic rate, you will contribute towards a relaxing break for an Erskine veteran at The Highland Club, Fort Augustus. The more tables you buy the longer the veteran’s holiday.

For more information and to buy your ticket call 0141 814 4555.

Alternate sponsorship opportunities are still available for The Erskine Military Ball. To find out more, please contact Jennifer Campbell on 0141-814-4729 or email: Jennifer.campbell@Erskine.org.uk

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