15 Sep 2016

Loving our AH flowers shown on this website? Well here’s our secret…

Nicola and The Secret Garden Dunblane!

Nicola is a Designer Florist with over 25 years’ experience within the industry. She has achieved various awards and
skills whilst working locally and internationally.

We love her contemporary, relaxed wedding flower styling and think she has dressed AH beautifully.

Here’s just a sample of her amazing wedding flowers and a few ideas of how this works here at AH…

Thank you to Eilidh Robertson Photography for these beautiful images of Nicola’s work.

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30 Jun 2016

The CHAS Rocking Horse Ball 2016

Alexander House proudly supports Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We donated a self-catering short break stay at AH for the CHAS Rocking Horse Ball event which raised a tremendous £2,100! We were told that a wonderful evening was had by all! 🙂

The guests arrived to a drinks reception with Pickering’s Gin, music from Will Pickvance and fabulous face art courtesy of Fantoosh Face Art. Fred MacAulay did a wonderful job of hosting the evening and he managed to work his magic during the live auction whilst injecting his humour to make it fun. Corra provided the live entertainment and made sure that the dance floor was always full.  Throughout the evening our guests thoroughly enjoyed our candy buffet courtesy of Luca’s and Colourful Candy.

There were two extremely poignant points on the night.  At the beginning of the evening Rachel Hyland bravely shared her story about her baby boy Albie who sadly died in her arms at home after contracting bacterial meningitis at three weeks old. She really brought home why we were all there and she did it with such poise and grace. Later in the evening, our CHAS CEO, Maria McGill told our guests about our space creation project for Robin House. She explained that we were £10,000 short on funding for the new activities space, it was incredibly powerful to watch people raising their hands to donate £500 there and then. In addition to these two messages there were video messages to our guests from Lorraine Kelly, Boy George, The Proclaimer’s, Sharleen Spitteri and Sean Batty.

It was a wonderful evening and we’re delighted to tell you that the evening managed to raise an amazing £64,000 net (£90,000 gross) towards CHAS’ work with families like The Hyland’s. They really couldn’t have raised this amount without all the generous support they receive.

To find out more about CHAS and their invaluable work please visit the website.

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