We're proud to be supporting Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland's World's Biggest Burns event on Monday 25th January - a online event that's free to attend online.
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland is working with partners across the globe to bring the virtual experience to as many people as possible. The world’s largest ever ‘in person’ Burns supper had 900 guests, and SBH Scotland hope that through the power of digital technology they'll reach many more.
Although online, viewers can expect all the trimmings of a traditional Burns evening. The Address to a Haggis will feature alongside the main tribute to Burns, the Immortal Memory, recited by comedian Bruce Fummey. Host of the event, Fred MacAulay, delivers the Toast to the Lassies and Janey Godley will then give the reply.
Travis front-man Fran Healy will perform Auld Lang Syne, while Scotland’s foremost Robert Burns re-enactor, Christopher Tait, will recite Tam o’Shanter. Look out for some other famous faces joining through the night.
Pamela Barclay, Endura Brand Director and Co-Founder:
Endura are proud to support this great cause and help inject energy back into the charity sector. What better way than the World's Biggest Burns to bring us all together to make a difference.
Deborah Roe, SBH Scotland Director of Fundraising:
2020 was a difficult year for everyone, but it was particularly challenging for those already in need. Our organisation, like many others in the third sector, has seen a significant drop in fundraising. We need support now more than ever and hope that this exciting new event will help raise vital funds for our charity.
Scotland might be back in lockdown, but that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating the life of one of our greatest ever treasures. We have some fantastic acts lined up who will be bringing some much needed cheer during these difficult times, all while raising vital funds for a very important cause.
The event is free to attend and I am looking forward to joining my fellow Scots around the globe for what we hope will be the world’s biggest Burns Supper.
The World's Biggest Burns will go live at 7pm on Monday 25 January 2021 on Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland's YouTube Channel and Facebook Page. The programme will also be available to view for one week.