It was a night for the record books when the Aberdeen branch of the Contractors’ Mechanical Plant Engineers held its annual dinner dance last week.
Chairman Steven Mackay welcomed a ‘best ever’ turn-out of 220 members and their guests to the culmination of the branch’s 50th anniversary year.
For the first time the event attracted a main sponsor in the shape of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Aberdeen. Other sponsors included Miller Plant, D&E Mackay Contractors and Coltel.
The committee will enter its second half century with a programme that includes presentations by Finning (February 10), Scot-JCB (March 10) and others to be announced soon. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month and for further details contact secretary Neil Scott at email@example.com
With a top raffle prize of a week for two in Portugal and an online auction the event raised £24,500 to take the year’s total to £31,000.
Branch chairman Alistair Murdoch of Finning said: “I would like to thank all the table hosts, sponsors and guests for all the events for making my first year as the chairman such a great experience and also raising a great amount for our charity.”
Events for 2015 include a race night at Hamilton Park on May 13 and the annual golf competition, date to be confirmed.
Article posted 9/12/2014