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Wags black tie dinner


Glasgow Wags Dinner

Wag of Wags Dinner  ’Pigs May Fly!’ at The Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Thursday 25 April 2013

Don’t delay and miss your chance to come along in 2013 to our most glamorous event of the year!  Bookings are already being taken for our 16th Glasgow Wags speaker’s dinner.  It’s a great night out especially when you know it’s 4 winners competing for the title of ‘Wag of Wags’ so it’ll be chuckles and chortles all way.


For those of you who don't know about our Wags dinner... it's a sparkling black tie event, a great opportunity to be entertained and entertain friends, partners, clients and business colleagues in a unique and amusing way.

Pigs May fly!

Each year we give our four witty speakers the same topic; this year it’s ‘Pigs May Fly’ and fifteen minutes each to entertain and make us all laugh. 


Our speakers

The speakers who are vying for your vote to be crowned the Wag of Wags 2013 are:

Professional snooker referee/examiner and after dinner speaker Hugh Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

After dinner speaker and past president of the Irvine Burns Club Hugh Drennan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accomplished actress, after dinner speaker and singer Isobel Rutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retired police Chief Inspector and after dinner wit Bert Thomson

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the added bonus of ex Rangers football player and Scottish internationalist Willie Henderson providing the warm up.

 

 

 

 

 

With great quality speakers, delicious food, fun games and great company you're guaranteed a great night out... all in the name of charity!


What to expect...

The evening begins with a 'mix and mingle' drinks reception, followed by a delicious 4 course dinner and many opportunities to win some outstanding prizes.  Our witty speakers do battle to capture your vote and win the coveted 'Wag of the Year' trophy.  The evening really is packed with something for everyone.


Held in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Central Hotel the surroundings certainly live up to their name and are a perfect backdrop to our evening of fun, fundraising and prizes.

 

Back by popular demand

The great news is we’ve secured funny man Grant Stott to host the evening again. With four top flight after dinner speakers to control he’ll need to be on his toes as the banter will be flying!  Good luck Grant - give as good as you get!   

 

How to join in the fun

If it's your very first time or you are one of our regular guests and have not yet booked your place then contact fundraising@epilepsyscotland.org.uk  or give Helen a call on 0141 427 4911 or simply download our booking form.  

Things to know

Dress code: black tie
Reception starts: 6.30pm
Carriages: Midnight
£65 per ticket or a table of 10 for £650
Fundraising will run throughout the evening

Thank you to all our committee members!

We really could not make the dinner such a success without each committee member's hard work and on-going support – thank you all so much!

Would you like to help?

We are incredibly lucky as a charity to have such supportive committee members – would you like to join us?

If you feel you can help us through sourcing prizes, getting new guests to attend or help promote the dinner and would like to join the committee we'd love to hear from you! Please email fundraising or call and ask for Fundraising on 0141 427 4911.

For more information on the role of a committee member read over our brief for full details.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our witty world of Wags on Thursday 25 April, 2013.

 

Wags 2012: The Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Thursday 26 April 2012


Congratulations to Ricky Hutchison our new Glasgow Wag of the Year 2012.  Ricky had us all rocking with laughter in our seats and was a very worthy winner of our 15th Wags dinner.  The speaker’s topic of ‘It’s a Scandal’ was obviously right up his street.

Thanks must also go to our genial host Grant Stott and our other witty Wags; Gordon Smith, Steven Purcell and the lovely Alison Walker for giving Ricky such a hard fight for the title.

We are delighted to let you know that we raised over £31,000 at the dinner.  A really terrific amount and it’s all down to our committed guests and supporters. A HUGE thank you to you all.

Our souvenir dinner programme includes a welcome from Lesslie Young, Chief Executive, biographies of the host and each speaker, sponsor and thank you details along. View our dinner programme [link to follow].

Why don’t you have a look at our photo gallery and see what a great night it was. We are looking forward to 2013 already – why don’t you come and join in the fun. Contact Fundraising  for more information.

Each year we give our four witty speakers the same topic and fifteen minutes to entertain and make us all laugh.  The speakers are vying for your vote to be crowned the Wag of the Year!  With great quality speakers, delicious food, fun games and great company you're guaranteed a great night out... all in the name of charity! 


 
          

 

Wags 2011: Congratulations to Isobel Rutter our 14th Glasgow Wags Winner

Glasgow Wags Host

Our four speakers took to the stage in the very glamorous ballroom of the Grand Central Hotel, on the eve of the Royal wedding, to do battle and win the laughs and votes of our 250 guests.

We held our very first Wags dinner in the Grand Central Hotel back in 1988 and were delighted to ‘bring the dinner home’ to such beautiful surroundings. This year we raised just over £29,000 through ticket sales, sponsorship and fundraising on the evening including a tombola, musical game and a silent and grand auction.

With Radio Clyde News Editor and past speaker Lorraine Herbison acting as our host for the evening we were in in very capable hands. Our four speakers, Isobel Rutter, Jim Leishman, Gerry McDade and John Htet-Khin each had ten minutes to wow the audience with their own brand of humour on the timely topic of ‘Tears, Triumphs & Tiaras’. The ballroom was filled with laughter and giggles all evening and that was just the speakers!

Wag Dinner Speakers

There were many photos taken throughout the night, have a look at our photo gallery to see some more.

We produce a souvenir dinner programme for each guest that includes a welcome from Lesslie Young, Chief Executive, biographies of the host and each speaker, sponsor and thank you details along. View our dinner programme.

Congratulations to Hugh Brown on being our 8th Edinburgh Wags Wining speaker

At the Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh on 10 March 2011

Hugh Brown

With over 160 guests attending we raised £24,500 through sponsorship, ticket sales and fundraising games. We are delighted to report that our 8th Edinburgh Wags was another success.

Our four speaker's Jojo Sutherland, Gordon Jackson QC, Tony Scott and Hugh Brown took to the stage with the same topic of 'Tears, Triumphs & Tiaras' and ten minutes each to capture the audiences vote. Funny man Grant Stott hosted and also compared our auction so we were in safe hands. The Roxburghe Hotel rocked with fun and laughter from 6pm till midnight.


Dinner Photos

Don't just take our word for it have a look at the photos of the evening and see for yourself what a glamorous and fun night we all had. We'll soon have our video of the dinner ready so come back and witness some of the fun yourself.

Glasgow Wags Host

We produce a souvenir dinner programme for each guest that includes a welcome from Lesslie Young, Chief Executive, biographies of the host and each speaker, sponsor and thank you details along. View our dinner programme here.

Thanks to our super dinner committee members

Our dinner committee members have once again done a super job throughout the year helping to source prizes and auction items as well as helping to advertise and introduce the dinner to new guests.

The committee members work closely with the fundraising team and we meet approximately 6 or 7 times in the run up to the dinner to discuss and make plans.

Can you help?

If you feel you can help us source prizes, get new guests to attend or help promote the dinner and would like to join the committee we'd love to hear from you! Please email fundraising or call and ask for Fundraising on 0141 427 4911.

For more information on the role of a committee member read over our brief for full details.

We look forward to welcoming you to our witty world of Wags in 2012

Book ahead or express your interest by emailing us, we look forward to hearing from you.