Alisdair Beveridge

Why do you support the charity?
I support the charity because I’m in a position to do it and I think it’s the right thing to do. Rather than set something new up I thought it better to support something that exists and try and play my part, small as it is. I like the fact that it’s not one-dimensional, that when I put a pound in it goes to lots of different causes.

Which of our fundraising events has been your personal favourite?
I like going to the Golden Giveaway events as I enjoy meeting some of the people who have benefited from the initiative. Although I couldn’t go this year, I also enjoy the Annual Dinner and it’s great to meet up with the other patrons.

Which organisation are you most proud or pleased that we’ve supported?
I think they’re definitely all worthy but the projects that support children make me feel quite emotional. I remember meeting a lady involved in the wheelchair football and I just thought she was a great person.

Can you tell us something your fellow charity supporters might not know about you personally?
I used to be an amateur boxer and I used to do it to test myself. I liked the training and won more bouts than I lost. As I spend a lot of time in my car I like to listen to audio books, probably at least two a week – the automobile university, the only one I went to!

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