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Horia Winning Battle
A total of £28,000 was raised for Cancer Support Scotland at a gala dinner in the Glasgow Marriott hotel, put on by banking company Santander, with Lanark-based alternative rock group Horia chosen by the judges as the winners.
For winning the competition the group will receive 12 hours of professional recording time at a Glasgow recording studio.
More than 300 guests attended the event which was judged by a panel consisting of musician Bryan Tolland, comedian Sanjeev Kohli, weather presenter Judith Ralston and former rugby international John Beattie.
As well as live music from the battle of the bands competitors, there was also a charity auction and music from Motherwell-based Beatles tribute band Them Beatles.
The event was organised by a committee of businesses, media and members of Cancer Support Scotland.
£24,887 was raised on the night, with Santander adding a further £3500. This made the event Cancer Support Scotland’s biggest single fundraising event of the year.
Malcolm McSporran, deputy regional director at Santander in Glasgow, has been a member of the organising committee for the event for the past three years.
He commented: “We are extremely proud of our involvement in this event and we are delighted to have contributed in raising such a significant amount for the charity.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Cancer Support Scotland to raise even more money at future events so the charity can help even more families dealing with cancer.”
Colin Graham, chief executive of Cancer Support Scotland, added: “For this event to have raised more than £28,000 is a great achievement and we are delighted by the efforts of everyone involved for making this happen. This funding has allowed us to extend the geographic reach of our services by partnering with groups in some of the most remote areas of the West of Scotland.”