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Tumbling Lassie 2018 proceeds top £20,000
The 2018 Tumbling Lassie seminar and charity ball, organised by a group of advocates to help fight human trafficking and modern slavery, have raised at least £20,000.
Held last Saturday, the ball also featured the world premiere of the Tumbling Lassie Operetta, by author Alexander McCall Smith and his musical collaborator, Tom Cunningham. At the seminar earlier that day, experts in the field discussed ways of disrupting trafficking. Both events raised funds for Community Safety Glasgow’s Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA), and International Justice Mission (IJM).
In the previous two years, TARA and IJM had benefited to the tune of £14,000 and £17,000. This year, a new record has been set.
The seven-strong organising committee commented today: "We are truly overwhelmed and humbled by the response we have had to the Tumbling Lassie events this year. The seminar was very well attended and our speakers gave us many highly practical insights into the fight to disrupt those who still seek to traffic and enslave, both in Scotland and abroad.
"With the added profile given by the world premiere of the wonderful Tumbling Lassie Operetta, and the generous support of Prestonfield House and many other kind donors and sponsors, the ball was by far and away the most successful we have held – an evening that will live long in the memories of all who were there.
"We are delighted to announce that at least £20,000 has been raised for our charities, International Justice Mission and TARA."