Mandela Centenary Charity Dinner - 24th August

Nelson Mandela Centenary Gala Dinner

Friday, 24th August 2018

6.30pm – 12.30am   Glasgow Hilton Hotel

 The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation is holding a fundraising gala dinner to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in this centenary year of his birth, and to raise funds both for a permanent memorial in Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow and for the educational activities which the statue is designed to promote.

2018 sees also the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's visit to Glasgow in 1993 to receive the Freedoms of 9 UK cities, districts and boroughs, and the dinner will mark that historic occasion too. The Glasgow Hilton was where he stayed during that visit to Scotland.

The evening will feature a panel of special guests, including Sir Alex Ferguson, who will share their "Memories of Mandela". There will be footage of Nelson Mandela's visit to Glasgow, entertainment, a raffle and auctions. The price of £99 per ticket includes a pre-dinner drinks reception, a three-course meal with half a bottle of wine per person, tea/coffee and a superb evening of celebration of Nelson Mandela and his historic links with Scotland.

For anyone wishing overnight accommodation following the dinner the Hilton offers a 15% discount to ticket holders booking at least 10 days in advance and quoting an event discount code. Contact the Foundation for details.

Dress code:  Lounge suit or traditional dress.

The Foundation has been set up  to promote knowledge of Scotland's links with Nelson Mandela and the struggle for freedom in South Africa, not least the fact that Glasgow was the first city in the world to give him its Freedom, followed by several other Scottish authorities. More information, including their full charitable objectives, can be found on their website at

Tickets can be booked now. 

Cheque by post, or bank transfer:   Click    for the booking form and address, or reply to this e-mail to ask for one to be e-mailed or posted to you.  

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Donations to the Foundation are also welcome and needed.            (The donation channels cannot be used to purchase tickets)

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