The Scottish Spina Bifida Association announce July fundraiser

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 18:20 BST on Monday 25th June 2012.

Cumbernauld-based Scottish Spina Bifida Association has announced its latest fundraiser.

The latest event, a Bollywood Dinner Dance, will be run by Deli Royale in aid of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association at the Westerwood Hotel on Saturday 7th July.

Promoting the event on Facebook, the charity said: “It [Bollywood Dinner Dance] promises to be a superb culinary evening, sampling the best of Indian food followed by the chance to kick back, relax and have a dance.”

Scottish Spina Bifida is the only Scottish charity dedicated to supporting all those affected by spina bifida or hydrocephalus, which are the medical terms for birth defects that affect the development of the spine and central nervous system, often resulting in the partial or total paralysis of the lower limbs. 

With over 3’000 people afflicted with the problem, in Scotland, the Scottish Spina Bifida Association provides support, advice and information to those who need it; with support provided by the charity including home and hospital visits, combined clinics, parent-toddler groups, adult social groups, information and training days, family and specialist conferences, a lo-call helpline, and a family support centre with inclusive play area and health check clinics.

With less than 1% in government funding the Association have to raise nearly £1million annually and so the latest event is a welcomed boost for the charity, who are based in Craighalbert Way.

Tickets for the event are priced at £20 per person and more information is available through the event’s organiser, Manish, on 07713 151780.