The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Music and racing at Ayr Racecourse in aid of STV Appeal

A spectacular Charity Racenight combining horse racing and music will be staged at Ayr Racecourse later this year.

The STV Appeal Racenight on Friday 22 June will be the biggest and most glamorous event of its type in Scotland in 2012.

[Pictured: Alan Macdonald, Chairman of Ayr Racecourse.]

Six races will be followed by a live performance from a still to be named headline musical act who will play on an outside stage.

It is hoped a huge amount of money will be raised for the STV Appeal, working to help children affected by poverty in Scotland. Launched in 2011 in association with The Hunter Foundation last year, the STV Appeal raised a fabulous £1.2 million.

Working closely with six major Scottish charities – Aberlour, Action for Children, Barnardo’s Scotland, Children 1st, Save The Children Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland – The STV Appeal now has the platform of Scotland’s premier racecourse.

Welcoming the announcement of the STV Appeal Racenight, Alan Macdonald, Chairman of Ayr Racecourse said: “We are delighted to be working with such a worthwhile cause as the STV Appeal, and I’m sure the racing and non racing public will join forces to make this a night to remember.

“In the past we have attracted major acts like Alexandra Burke, Deacon Blue and Status Quo to the Racecourse, and it’s anticipated the act who will be here in June will be an even bigger name. We are in for a very exciting and successful Charity Racenight.”

Rob Woodward, Chief Executive of STV and Trustee of the STV Appeal (pictured above) said: “We’re thrilled that Ayr Racecourse is planning what promises to be a brilliant night on behalf of the STV Appeal. Events such as this truly help make a difference, and every pound raised at this exciting event will be used to help vulnerable children and young people in Scotland.”

Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


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