Host a Great CHAS Dinner Party this October

Families across Scotland are being invited to enjoy a dinner party at home this month to help keep the joy alive for families supported by CHAS.

Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 4:45 pm
Cook up a storm...with a charity dinner party at home this month for the chance to win a meal for two at top St Andrews restaurant, Haar, run by Masterchef: The Professionals finalist Dean Banks.

The Great CHAS Dinner Party was originally planned to be a one-day only gala fundraiser.

However, because of the latest pandemic restrictions, which state that households are unable to mix, CHAS has now extended the event to run every day in October.

The charity has put together a party pack tailored towards family members in the run up to the October holidays to ensure that those who participate are able to enjoy a fun-filled evening together in their own home.

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Celebrity support....a host of big names are backing the event including author Julia Donaldson, funnyman Sanjeev Kohli, comic actress Mina Anwar, comedian Fred MacAulay, former Scotland rugby captain Andy Nicol, Edinburgh band Bleeker and KT Tunstall.

For just £25 – the cost of providing a week’s worth of meals for a family at a CHAS hospice – participants will receive a bespoke dinner party pack, a discount code for a luxury Haar at Home box and will be entered into a prize draw to win a meal for two at top St Andrews restaurant, Haar, run by Masterchef: The Professionals finalist Dean Banks.

CHAS is also working with Glengoyne and Boozy Events which have pledged to donate a percentage of sales from the event to CHAS.

Those who sign up can hold a dinner party on any evening of their choosing in October.

Entertainment options in the party packs include dance tutorials, a magic show and bedtime stories for children, including a book read by The Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, while for the grown-ups there is mixology, whisky tasting, comedy and music.

Famous faces supporting the event include Still Game funnyman Sanjeev Kohli and comic actress Mina Anwar who are doing a special cocktail masterclass with Aberdeen-based Boozy Events.

Comedian Fred MacAulay will be hosting a whisky quiz and Glengoyne tasting session with whisky ambassador Gordon Dallas and former Scotland rugby captain Andy Nicol.

And music-lovers can enjoy tunes by Edinburgh band Bleeker, KT Tunstall, Massaoke and Silent Adventures.

Diane Alton, CHAS events manager, said: “Throughout lockdown, CHAS has continued to keep the joy alive for all the children and families it supports and we want to share some of that joy with other families across Scotland.

“The Great CHAS Dinner Party is the perfect event to give households something to look forward to at this uncertain time.”

To register, visit