World’s largest online Burns supper to benefit SBH Scotland

An online Burns supper event in Glasgow, which is set to be the world’s biggest online Burns celebration, will benefit specialist charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland).

For the last 30 years, the charity has welcomed up to 800 people to its annual A Question of Burns event, raising more than £1million in total.

As lockdowns continue across the UK, SBH Scotland are taking the event online.

Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay will host the supper with appearances from other familiar faces including comedian Janey Godley and Travis frontman Fran Healy.

The event will be streamed globally, with hopes from the charity that it will be the most-watched Burns event in the world. Despite the night being hosted digitally, viewers can expect a traditional Burns night: The Address to a Haggis will take place alongside a tribute to Burns, the Immortal Memory, recited by comedian Bruce Fummey.

Event host Fred MacAulay will deliver the Toast to the Lassies with Janey Godley who will then give the reply.

With more acts lined up to appear on the night and a great cause hosting the evening, this is a Burns supper with a difference that isn’t to be missed.

The event will go live at 7pm on Monday 25 January on YouTube and will also be broadcast on the charity’s Facebook page.

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