Sports Challenge Dinner Raises Thousands for Local Charities

Posted by Karen Slupinski on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Two charities have been handed a share of £34,000 raised during a sold-out charity dinner organised by Thorntons Investments.  Cornerstone and Children’s Aid have each been presented with a cheque to help support the vital work they do for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people.


The Sports Challenge Dinner, hosted by Sky’s Soccer Saturday pundit Alan McInally, and former Scottish football striker Frank MacAvennie, took place earlier this year at the Apex Hotel in Dundee.


The popular Sports Challenge Dinner, organised and sponsored by Thorntons Investments, has raised over £100,000 over the past four years for local worthy causes. The event pits guests against each other in a ‘Question of Sport’ style quiz with the overall champions taking home the Sports Challenge trophy - as well as the honour of being the top sports brains in Tayside.

Stephen Webster, Chief Executive of Thorntons Investments, said: “I am immensely proud that the Sports Challenge Dinner has gone from strength to strength. Raising over £100,000 is a great achievement and testimony to our city’s generosity.  The money raised this year will make a real difference to services in our local community and I’d like to thank everyone who participated and contributed on the night.”


Photo L-R:    Tom Cromar, Children’s Aid; Edel Harris, Cornerstone; Stephen Webster, Thorntons Investments