Posted: Saturday 3 December 2011
Team Challenge Company had the pleasure of being the first ever hosts of a Casino Evening in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis at the stunning Caberfeld Hotel. This was the first legal, organised evening of gambling the Island has ever experienced and we were lucky enough to be the people to hold it in the form of one of our James Bond Themed Fun Casino Nights in order to support and raise money for Cancer Research UK. Along with six tables to gamble the night away there was an array of spectacular James Bond items to set the Vegas scene and allow for various photo opportunities.
The Casino Night was chosen as a fun, entertaining and light hearted way of raising money for a very deserving charity that is undoubtedly close to everyone's hearts. There were almost 300 guests with their glad rags on and money rattling in their pockets ready to donate to the cause. Our banker was kept very, very busy as she cashed in pounds for Fun Money which in turn became chips at the Blackjack and Roulette tables. There turned out to be many who lived by our motto 'Bet Big to Win Big' and it certainly worked for the evening's top gambler who ended the night with a whopping £2500 of Fun Money and was the winner of a two night stay in Las Vegas! With nine runners up, each winning a variety of prizes, spirits were high as the Fun Casino Evening came to a close.
Accompanying the night of fun but highly competitive betting was the magnificent Big Band who regaled the crowd all evening with their wonderful performances; one of which came from Liz herself, a very appropriate rendition of 'Hey Big Spender.' There was also a Wheel of Fortune Raffle to keep the donations pouring in as indeed they did.
It was a truly fantastic evening full of glamour, sophistication and fun and a truly magnificent tribute to Cancer Research UK who will be delighted to receive the money that was raised on the night. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting this revolution in Sotrnoway and look forward to the next opportunity we have to visit.