Sportsmans Charity, Edinburgh, Scotland

2020 Sportsman's Charity Dinner

Prestonfield House

Friday 7th February 2020

2020 Top Table

Our 2020 dinner was held on the eve of this year's Calcutta Cup match on the 7th of February.  

Our partner charities for the evening were The Eve Appeal and the Tom Smith Testamonial Fund.

Our MC for the evening was the irrepressible John Inverdale who guided the dinner magnificently.  Our opening speaker was the superb Ben Ryan, who recounted the extraordinary path that led to Fiji winning the Olympic gold in Rio for Sevens.  To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Soctland's last Grand Slam we had four of the wining team (Kenny Milne, Gary Armstrong OBE, Craig Armstrong and Scott Hastings) in a fgantastic Q & A session with John Inverdale. The evening was brought to a close by the brilliantly entertaining John Lloyd CBE, creator of Spitting Image and QI amongst others.   

We are very grateful to our principal sponsors Carbon Financial Partners and Prestonfield and also to Pentland LandRover, Eden Mill and Vino for all their support.

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2020 Charity Dinner

A very successful Sportsman’s Charity Dinner 2020 was held at Prestonfield on Friday 7th February 2020 on the eve of the Scotland v England Calcutta Cup match, the main sponsors being Carbon Financial Partners and Prestonfield House.

The dinner raised over £50,000. This allowed us to support both our featured charities, The Eve Appeal and Tom Smith Testamonial Fund along with many other charities.

For photos and more details of this event please look at the report in the Events section.