With Microsoft now confirmed as sponsors, tickets are now selling out fast for Aberlour’s prestigious event, Going for Gold: An Evening with Dr Katherine Grainger CBE.

The evening, which will take place on Thursday 5 June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, is described as a prestigious, black-tie dinner, and is an ideal opportunity to network with some of the big names in Scottish business, including Microsoft who have just confirmed their sponsorship of the evening. As well as a formal dinner, hosted by BBC Sports presenter and broadcaster, Alison Walker, there will be an opportunity hear from gold medal-winner Dr Katherine Grainger CBE, herself.

Pamela Mundt of Microsoft said, “We’re really excited to be able to sponsor an evening with one of our most prominent and inspirational sporting hero’s. Katherine is an amazing role model for young people across Scotland, and one who we’re proud to support through this event, while at the same time raising funds for Aberlour, a great charity which does fantastic work.”

Organiser of An Evening with Dr Katherine Grainger, Sarah Nicholson commented, “I’m thrilled that Microsoft have agreed to work with us on what promises to be a prestigious evening, and one which will raise funds for a very worthy cause. Not only will we hear about Katherine’s inspirational journey to becoming an Olympian, but there will also be a unique opportunity to ask her questions about her career, and to hear about her support for charities such as ourselves.

With a range of businesses and high-profile individuals becoming involved and attending the evening, it promises to not only be interesting and entertaining, but it will be a unique opportunity to bring the Scottish business community for a very worthwhile cause.”

Proceeds from the event will go towards the Glasgow services of Aberlour, which includes:

  • Aberlour Family Support Service - A unique residential rehabilitation service for mothers and pregnant women where they can stay with their families in their own secure flat while undergoing treatment
  • Aberlour Youthpoint - A service which works with young people across the city in areas where there can be high levels of social deprivation, crime, drug and alcohol dependency and recognised violent gang culture.
  • Aberlour Bridges - An early years and family support service which works with vulnerable children and families affected by adversities including homelessness, domestic abuse, parental substance use, parental physical ill health and parental mental ill health.

Tickets for the event are £100 per person.

For more details of additional sponsorship opportunities, or to book a ticket, contact Sarah Nicholson by phone on 07772 226 567 or by email.

Find the event on the What’s On Site here