The Sports Dinner 2019 sponsored by Scottish Friendly

The Sports Dinner 2019

Action for Children's Sports Dinner returns to the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 21st June 2019. This year's event is sponsored by Scottish Friendly.

We are delighted to announce that our special guest speaker this year is Dame Kelly Holmes.

Double Olympic Champion Col. Dame Kelly Holmes is one of the UK’s most popular athletes, respected throughout the world as a role model and inspiration. An Olympic, Commonwealth and European champion, she has also won BBC Sports Personality of the Year, European Athlete of the Year and has been honoured with a Damehood from the Queen.


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Jim Galbraith, Scottish Friendly’s Chief Executive, said;

“We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the Action for Children’s annual fundraising sports dinner this year and look forward to hearing from guest speaker Dame Kelly Holmes on how her dreams came true through sheer drive, hard work and determination from an early age.

Scottish Friendly has long supported Action for Children and fully endorse the incredible commitment they have towards helping children fulfil their potential, with a clear focus on those more vulnerable than others.”

The popular event has run since 2003, with legends such as David Haye, Frank Bruno MBE, Mark Hateley, Frank McAvennie, Craig Brown, Steve Davis & Joe Calzaghe appearing in support of the children's charity.

The money raised at this event will allow us to continue to support vulnerable children, young people and families across Scotland.

Guests will enjoy:

Drinks reception

Three course meal

Entertainment from our host, Peter Martin

Tales from our guest speaker, Dame Kelly Holmes

Excellent prizes in the raffle, silent auction and grand auction


Invite your friends!

You can take part in an event.

Community events, overseas adventures, running, cycling, walking - whatever the event your efforts will help children in urgent need.