Aberdeen FC legend Willie Miller to support Meston Reid & Co’s charity dinner

Aberdeen FC legend Willie Miller to support Meston Reid & Co's charity dinner

Michael Reid

Aberdeen FC legend Willie Miller will be helping two Granite City charities to net a cash boost at a special fundraising dinner next month held by chartered accountancy practice Meston Reid & Co.

The former Dons captain – now a sought-after football pundit – will be guest speaker at the event. 

The dinner, which will benefit Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA) and Aberdeen Cyrenians, is being held at the Sandman Hotel in Aberdeen on Friday, October 28. In addition, attendees will hear from Rob Wicks, commercial director at Aberdeen Football Club.

Willie, whose many professional accomplishments included leading Aberdeen to European Cup Winners’ Cup glory in Gothenburg in 1983, will also answer questions on his career and wider football topics during an interview session.

The dinner, rescheduled to October from its original planned date in May this year, will feature a silent auction in support of the two good causes.

Michael Reid, managing partner at Meston Reid & Co, said: “The dinner promises to be a fantastic occasion and we’re confident that both Mental Health Aberdeen and Aberdeen Cyrenians – who do exceptional work in the local community – will benefit greatly from the generosity of everyone who attends.

“Willie is invariably a fascinating and entertaining speaker at such events and we can look forward to a memorable evening of anecdotes and insights from one of Scottish football’s greats.”

Graeme Kinghorn, chief executive of Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA), added: “MHA are delighted to be one of the recipients of this fundraising event being organised by Meston Reid & Co.

“The current demands on the emotional resilience of the local community are exceptionally high, with no signs of any respite, and all our services are working at or above full capacity. The awareness and funds raised by this event will be extremely helpful.”

Chris Bennett-Taylor, chief executive Aberdeen Cyrenians, commented: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Meston Reid & Co to benefit from this fantastic event for Dons fans. Community is at the heart of both football and charity, where anyone can be affected and everyone can help.

“This engaging charity dinner will raise vital funds for the hundreds of people we support each week, pushed into poverty by the cost-of-living crisis we are currently facing.”

Tickets for the fundraiser cost £65 and include a three-course dinner as well as a drinks reception.

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