Some of the ladies of the After Digital team attended the Lipsticks and Lifesavers ladies afternoon at Wild Cabaret last Friday. The event was hosted by St Andrew’s First Aid in order to raise money and the afternoon boasted a packed agenda.
The event was thrown in honour of their BandAge project, which is school based and aims to deliver first aid training and a peer facilitation programme to pupils in deprived and disadvantaged areas across Scotland. The project provides the pupils with a formal first aid qualification. This qualification lasts for three years and selected pupils can go on to take part in peer facilitation workshops which will equip them with key life and employability skills. This is an important and life-changing project, giving opportunities to children in Scotland and we were thrilled to be there supporting it.
St Andrew’s First Aid delivered a fantastic charity afternoon in the heart of Glasgow. Before the two-course meal, everyone was free to browse the stalls set up by various companies (Lush even had a stall inviting you to make your own bath bomb!) and then we were ushered into the main area to enjoy live entertainment. However, before this began, attendees were shown a VT of various young women and girls working and training in first aid. This gave a little insight into the Females of First Aid, which is a running theme on the charity’s social media channels at the moment, allowing the audience to see the crucial work fellow women do each day in the name of St Andrew’s First Aid.
While enjoying the dancers, comedy magician and aerialist, our ladies indulged in the event’s signature cocktail, the Heartstarter and browsed through their goodybags. Once plates were clean and the entertainment was done, the winners of the raffle were announced. There was a vast selection of prizes up for grabs, from a spa experience at The Carrick, to a box of luxury chocolates from Sugarsnap. Our very own Ashleigh and Rachel were chuffed to win big! Each winning a style and blow dry from Rainbow Room International and £50 worth of clothing vouchers from Boden respectively.
Overall, the event raised a total of £4311, all of the money raised will be put into the BandAge project to aid future first aiders as they start out. Congratulations to St Andrew’s First Aid and thank you for the wonderful afternoon!
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