Celebratory ball marks Calum’s Cabin’s tenth anniversary

Glasgow's Crowne Plaza will host the tenth anniversary ball in honour of Bute charity, Calum's Cabin.
Glasgow's Crowne Plaza will host the tenth anniversary ball in honour of Bute charity, Calum's Cabin.

A ball marking the tenth anniversary of island charity, Calum’s Cabin, will be held in Glasgow later this month.

Twelve-year-old Calum Speirs was diagnosed with a brain tumour and tragically died on February 16, 2007 after battling for more than a year.

It was Calum’s wish that families with sick children be able to enjoy a holiday together on Bute and to make memories together.

Calum’s family - his mum Caroline, dad Duncan, and twin sister Jenna - made enquiries about renting a caravan on the island but the support from islanders, businesses and the wider community was such that the plan was changed and a purpose-built cabin was built instead.

The charity, to date, has helped over 800 families by providing luxury accommodation for a week at a time across three locations on Bute - Calum’s Cabin at Straad, Calum’s Cabin at Eastlands Park, and by Mount Stuart.

To mark their tenth anniversary, a special celebratory ball is being held in Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday, February 18 with dinner and entertainment guaranteeing a fantastic evening.

There are three options open to attend the ball. The premium tables are priced at £1,500 and include attendance at a pre-dinner drinks reception in the hotel, a four-course dinner including a half-bottle of wine per person, and recognition on the evening as an event sponsor. Tables for ten people cost £800 and include attendance at the pre-dinner drinks reception and a four-course dinner. Individual tickets are priced at £80.

For more information on the ball or to book your ticket email kylie.forrest@klevents.co.uk.