A whisky auction has helped to raise over £60,000 for Beatson Cancer Charity, following the virtual event which took place this year.
The auction featured some fantastic drams and experiences – whilst bidders helped to support families and patients affected by cancer.
Paul Condron, Brand Director for The Macallan which is part of the Edrington Group, led the auction with help from Martin McHugh, Chairman at Martec Engineering Group and Stephen Rankin Director of Prestige at Gordon & MacPhail and the support of the Whisky Auctioneers. They provided a collection of whiskies to be auctioned off, which raised a grand total of £61,466, including a total hammer price of £46,732.
Paul Condron said: “We were very humbled by the generosity of so many from across the Whisky community in Scotland and beyond.
“We received some fantastic donations, including some truly unique ‘money-can’t buy’ experiences and benefited from the great generosity of the team at WhiskyAuctioneer.com who provided the auction technology without charge and donated their fees too.
“A special note of thanks to Edrington Group and the Robertson Trust for their generosity in donating some exceptional auction lots and going further with an additional £10,000 donation to boost the total.
“To exceed £60,000 was an incredible achievement – great job by the Whisky Auction team.”
Attendees: Paul Condron, Brand Director, Edrington; Martin McHugh, Chairman, Martec Engineering Group, Stephen Rankin, Director of Prestige, Gordon and MacPhail; and staff from Beatson Cancer Charity
Martin Cawley, CEO of Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “I just want to say a huge thank you to the team at the Scotch Whisky Association.
“The last year has been a really challenging one for charities and for Beatson Cancer Charity, that’s been no different.
“We are so grateful to everyone who supported this auction, which helps us to support cancer patients and their families.”
Everyone here at Beatson Cancer Charity would like to say a massive thank you to Paul, Martin and Stephen, and of course the Whisky Auctioneers for their generosity!! We would also like to thank those who donated and everyone for their winning bids, which will help to support cancer patients and their families.