The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) raised £7,500 to share between its charity partners for 2020, Mental Health UK and Samaritans, at its annual Burns Supper held in Dunblane last Friday. This is the highest sum ever raised at this event by a considerable margin.
Attended by over 280 guests, the event which celebrates the life and works of the poet Robert Burns, has become the BMF’s flagship annual event in Scotland. Attracting members from both sides of the Scottish border, it is one of the Federation’s main fundraisers each year.
John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “The BMF’s Scottish region organised a terrific event, which goes from strength to strength every year. It is a hugely enjoyable evening but most importantly it helps us to assist the work of our charity partners. Huge thanks to everyone who helped to raise such a fantastic sum to aid the work of Mental Health UK and Samaritans who do so much to promote mental health awareness, to support those affected and to save lives.
“Our thanks also to our sponsors Velux, Lakes, Marsh Industries, Midland Lead, Miles Smith Insurance Group, Northstone, Talasey and BMN, and to all those who donated prizes to the charity raffle and auction for their generous support.”