The Scotch Pie Club, which runs the annual World Scotch Pie Championships, has raised just under £11,000 in its inaugural National Scotch Pie Week, held last November in aid of The Scottish Society for Autism.
Scotch Pie Club members who took part in the fundraising week included past World Champions Aulds of Greenock and MacLean’s of Forres, as well as the current World Champion, Stuart’s of Buckhaven. Scotch Pie Club founder and MD of Stuart’s of Buckhaven Alan Stuart said he was determined to ensure that the 2007 week, which will again be held around St Andrew’s Day, is even bigger than last year’s. He said he had a fundraising target of £25,000 and was hopeful that more of Scotland’s large pie-makers will join in this year.
Stuart added that he would like to thank, in particular, ADM Milling and its marketing manager John Hastwell for enthusiastically supporting the Scotch Pie Week. ADM’s funding of all the point-of-sale material allowed every penny of the funds raised to go to the Scottish Society for Autism, Stuart said.
Meanwhile, the cheque for £10,750 was handed over last week to John MacDonald of the Society by Rory Stuart and his younger brother Angus.
Rory has featured on all the Pie Club’s point-of-sale material since 2000, and the boys’ grandparents are Norrie and Dorothy Stuart of Stuart’s of Buckhaven.
Scotch Pie Week will run from 24 November to 1 December, 2007.