The Send-off Dinner for the
The renowned impressionist and satirist, Rory Bremner, will be the after-dinner speaker – or should we say speakers – at the glittering Gala Dinner at the Radisson Blu hotel in
Rory Bremner said: "I'm delighted to reaffirm my passion for the Scotland rugby team and can't wait to attend the Send-off Dinner.
"Scottish Rugby was a big part of my youth – from P C Brown wiping his nose on his sleeve and nonchalantly blootering the ball over the bar for a kick to beat England at Twickenham in 1971; to the Mighty Mouse, Andy Irvine, David Sole and THAT Grand Slam victory. I've got many wonderful memories.”
The dinner, being organised by two of Scottish Rugby's charity partners, Hearts & Balls and the Bill McLaren Foundation. Scotland head coach Vern Cotter said: "It's really humbling that two renowned rugby charities wish to send us off to the tournament in this manner. As a squad and management we look forward to the event and hope it can raise a substantial sum to support the work both Hearts & Balls and the Bill McLaren Foundation do.”
The entire Scotland squad and management for the world's third biggest sporting event will be present at the dinner. The event will be hosted by two former Scotland players, scrum-half Rory Lawson and lock Al Kellock, who both captained the team at the last Rugby World Cup in New Zealand four years ago.
Hearts & Balls director, Scottish Rugby Board member and former Scotland captain Ian McLauchlan, said today: "The corresponding event before the squad set out for New Zealand four years ago was a roaring success. It gave supporters the chance to say 'Good luck, we're very proud of you and we're all right behind you' and that message will ring loud and clear again this autumn.”
Tickets for the Dinner are priced at £100 each with tables of 10 or 12, but there is some flexibility for larger or smaller numbers. We are also delighted to welcome individuals or small parties. For more information or to book a table please contact Harry Richmond firstname.lastname@example.org Nearly 450 guests attended the 2011event and demand for tickets for the 2015 Dinner is expected to be even greater.