The city’s Lord Provost helped the youth charity launch this year’s Lunch with an Old Bag last Thursday (20 February) with a drinks reception hosted at the City Chambers.
Allan Watt, The Prince’s Trust Scotland director, said: "We were delighted to celebrate the success of Lunch with an Old Bag with Edinburgh’s Lord Provost and with the supporters who have helped to make this event such a success over the last five years.
"Lunch with an Old Bag has not only become one of the hottest dates on Scotland’s social calendar, it has raised well over £1m to help us transform young lives in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland. We are already eagerly anticipating this year’s lunch."
The annual event, now in its sixth year and which raised a record-breaking £450,000 last year alone, will be returning to the capital on 5 September, and will be held at Prestonfield Hall. The invitation-only event will welcome 450 of Scotland’s most influential and high-profile ladies for a day and evening of dining, music performances and charity raffles.
Soul performers The Three Degrees provided entertainment at last year’s lunch, while Judy Murray helped the Trust to smash its fundraising record.
The mother of global tennis star Andy Murray offered up a signed racquet, racquet bag and signed tennis ball from the Wimbledon final, as well as tickets to the opening day of this year’s Wimbledon tournament, raising £80,000.
All funds raised from the event go to support The Prince’s Trust’s Scotland, which this year is on track to help 860 young people in Edinburgh. This financial year to date the Trust has delivered 44 programmes to help young people achieve their potential in Scotland’s capital city.
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