Scottish Charity Event Hip-Hop Success

Date: 08/09/2011


A comedy set by Irish hip-hop crew Abandoman helped a Scottish charity celebrate success at its annual POETS Lunch in Glasgow last Friday (2nd September 2011).

The Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland’s Push Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday (POETS) Lunch raised £32,000 to support rising talent in the Scottish hospitality industry.

Abandoman duo Rob Broderick and James Hancox used their rapping and instrumental skills to create a never to be repeated set for 420 supporters in the Glasgow Radisson Blu Hotel,

Winners of last year’s Hackney Empire New Act of the Year and the Musical Comedy Awards, Abandoman have performed at festivals across the UK and Ireland and sold out their entire run on the Edinburgh Fringe last year. They are regulars on TV and radio.   

Scottish comedian and Master of Ceremonies, Tam Cowan entertained the crowd followed by a charity auction and a golden raffle to raise money.

During the lunch, David Cochrane, Chief Executive of HIT Scotland, launched the charity’s 2012 emerging talent scholarship programme. Available to everyone working in Scottish hospitality, the scholarships aim to help individuals realise their potential and raise ambitions across the industry.

Russell Davidson, Managing Director of Davidson Asset Management and chair of the POETS Lunch committee said, “The POETS Lunch has become one of the must attend social event for the hospitality industry in the West of Scotland. We raised a great amount for an important programme that all the industry will benefit from.”  

Later this year, HIT Scotland will hold more events in Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London before returning to Glasgow for their end of year Christmas party.

The POETS Lunch was sponsored by Braehead Foods, New Wave Laundries and Xpress Recruitment.

As well as fundraising through events like the POETS Lunch, HIT Scotland is supported by Highland Spring, Wiseman Dairies,, Enterprise Rent a Car, Phillips and Brakes Fresh Ideas.

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The Hospitality Industry Trust, known as HIT Scotland, is a Scotland based charity, which raises funds to support and encourage excellence in the hospitality industry.

Through practical support, which includes bursaries, scholarships and industry events, HIT Scotland helps those training to enter the industry and those already within. The overall objective is to help all to their full potential and further enhance and maintain the excellent skillbase within Scotland

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