A Different Kind of Day

Welcome to ECHC's Get Together 2023!

Good evening and welcome to our annual ECHC Get Together. Every year, every day, every hour, we fundraise to give seriously ill babies, children and young people the support they deserve from the moment they begin their hospital journey. We could not do this without you.  

No child or young person wants to be in hospital, but for those who must be, ECHC is there to make the experience as positive as possible. And with your support, we can reach every child who needs us. 

Tonight we will showcase the surprising ways in which, for those who need to use the hospital, each day can bring new challenges, different medications, fresh worries, surprising friendships, incredible lows, and unexpected highs. There is much about life at the hospital that we want to reveal – this event will shine a new light on why the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, and Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity are so important in the lives of so many children, young people and families in our community.

We are enormously grateful to you for being here with us tonight. In celebration of the thousands of smiles and pounds you will raise, a huge thank you. I hope you have a wonderful evening and enjoy all that we have planned for you. I would love to chat to as many of you as possible, so please do come and speak to me if you get the chance between all of the fun, fizz and fantastic company!

– Roslyn Neely, CEO

Order of Events

18:30 – 19:15 – Drinks reception

19:15 – Guests called for dinner

20:00 – Starter is served

20:40 – Main course is served

21:40 – Dessert and coffee served

22:50 – Entertainment

23:30 – DJ

01:00 – Carriages

Win a Diamond

One lucky winner will take home a beautiful and bespoke diamond!

This stunning piece was designed, handcrafted and donated by the generous Alicia J Diamonds. 

This exquisite classic necklace is an emerald cut diamond pendant necklace presented in diamond halos, set in 18k white gold.

To be in with a chance of winning, make sure you choose a candy necklace from one of our volunteers!

The suggested donation is £20.

Mystery Box

There are four chances to win. The prizes are a mystery – but we can tell you that one is worth over £1,000! Our volunteers will come to your table with £20 heart token throughout the evening.

Could this be your lucky night?

Instant Win

There is a donation envelope at your place setting which is your entry into our raffle. There will be one winner on every table. Prizes include beauty vouchers, delicious afternoon teas and a whole host of exciting experiences.

Suggested donation is £20.

Main Auction

Lot 1. 3 Nights at Old Milton for 16 with Golf Lesson for two & Catering by The Lunchbox Boys

Old Milton is a former shooting lodge renovated to a spectacular standard. Situated in the foothills of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park, it is the perfect destination for action packed family gatherings, highland holidays with friends, or a launch pad for adventures into one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

The house sleeps up to 16 people accommodated in seven double bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a self-contained bothy. There is also a charming shepherd’s hut available at no extra cost. The house blends tradition with modern practicality: roaring log fires and wood panelled rooms meet a state of the art kitchen, Wi-Fi throughout, and a hot tub to sooth tired muscles after a day on the hills.

Old Milton’s defining feature is the private nine-hole golf course. The course is kept in immaculate condition by the greenkeeper, and each hole boasts stunning views of the Monadhliath Mountains, the Cairngorms, the Inshriach Marshes, and the Spey Valley.

The Lunchbox Boys Catering have developed a range of private catering services and built a reputation for producing local food created with passion, with first class customer service. This commitment now sits at the heart of their business. Whether they are catering for two people or two hundred, they stay true to their values, and always with a smile!

Enjoy three nights at this stunning property, an evening meal from The Lunchbox Boys Catering and a golf lesson from the resident golf instructor.

Lot 2. Edinburgh Tram Driving Experience with MD Lea Harrison & Dinner at Harvey Nicks for Six

This unique experience starts at the Edinburgh Tram Depot with a behind the scenes tour and Q&A with MD Lea Harrison, followed by a hands-on tram driving experience. After this, guests will take in some of the sights of our beautiful Capital before heading to Harvey Nichols Forth Floor for dinner.

*Dates to be confirmed by mutual agreement

Lot 3. Christmas Light Switch On at RHCYP with Afternoon Tea for 4 at Honeycomb

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at Honeycomb before joining ECHC, children and staff at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP) to watch the switch on of this year’s magical Christmas tree. The chosen tree will be erected at the front entrance to the hospital and will be dressed in beautiful lights.

As the lucky bidder, you will enable a child in hospital to press the big red button and light up the tree for all see followed by a tour of the state-of-the art hospital by ECHC CEO, Roslyn Neely.

Lot 4. VIP Experience for 4 at The Stone of Destiny 2024 Perth Racecourse

This is the most popular race day of the season for racing fans and draws in a crowd of over 6,000 each year. On Saturday 17th August 2024, Perth Racecourse will be jumping and you and three friends could have a day to remember!

You will enjoy a three-course meal at your very own private table in the Galileo Restaurant with panoramic views of the course, a glass of fizz on arrival, race card and tipster talk.

You’ll get the chance to head down to judge the Best Turned Out Horse before watching the race from the Committee Box. And wait, there’s more… you will present the prize to the winning owner, trainer and jockey!

Lot 5. Ultimate East Coast Escape

This incredible prize is not one to be missed.

Enjoy two nights in one of Whitekirk Hill’s beautiful Telfer lodges. The 2-bedroom lodge is perfect for a family or friends trip. Chilled Prosecco and cheese platters will be in the lodge awaiting your arrival and brunch will be served both mornings in the Orangery. Each guest will be welcomed into their award-winning spa to experience an Elemis Couture Touch treatment, a lovely mix of massage and facial. Full access to the Leisure Club is also included.

Enjoy a delicious lunch provided by Jo’s Kitchen. Jo and her experienced team create delicious food using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

After your day of relaxing, enjoy a Beef Wellington & Wine Dinner, kindly donated by the Edinburgh Catering Company.

That’s not all, you and your three guests will enjoy a round of golf at the world-famous Archerfield Links, it’s golf as it’s meant to be. And to top it off, you will enjoy a delicious three course lunch & wine at The Main Course, Gullane.

Lot 6. One Week Trip to Dubai for Six

We are very pleased to be able to offer a very special luxury Dubai stay donated by Mr Salah Mussa via a wonderful guest here tonight, Alison Cooper.

Six people could be spending seven nights in a luxury penthouse apartment in Downtown Dubai. The apartment is in a sought-after location adjacent to the Opera House and within walking distance of the Dubai Mall. It has stunning views over the Burj Khalida and the Dubai Fountain – the tallest performing fountain in the world!

The apartment has recently been completely redecorated by interior designer Rob Lessmann and features a full-length entertaining terrace and feature cinema wall. It has three double bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Not only that, Alicia J Diamonds and Mr Salah Mussa have very kindly agreed to donate an amazing £2,000 towards your flights!

• Flight to be purchased separately with the £2,000 cash towards your costs
• Booking needs to be made by 15 September 2023
• Seven nights need to be taken between 11 March and 30 April 2024

Thank You!