Donations flow at Christmas wine tasting

North Berwick wine and spirits merchant, Lockett Bros, have raised £1,000 for Leuchie House from a festive drinks event.

The Christmas wine tasting is held annually by Lockett Bros with profits going to a local charity. Already involved with Leuchie House, this year they decided to increase their support for the respite centre by making Leuchie the beneficiary of the event.

Around 100 people attended the evening in North Berwick’s St Andrews Blackadder Church on 25 November, where they were able to sample a range of wines, whiskies and other drinks. A raffle to win three magnums of wine and champagne added to the festivities and boosted the proceeds for Leuchie.

Support from local businesses plays an important role in helping Leuchie House raise the money it needs to deliver its essential service, explains Head of Business Development Carolyn Roulstone: “Lockett Bros have supported Leuchie in so many ways over the past few years, with donations for our own fundraising events, proceeds from carrier bag charges and more. We are extremely grateful to them for also supporting Leuchie through their Christmas event. The money raised makes a big difference to us – without this kind of support, Leuchie couldn’t continue. It also helps us to raise awareness of Leuchie in the local community to make sure that everyone who might need our service knows that we’re here to help.”

Chris Lockett, owner of Lockett Bros said:  “We are absolutely delighted with the evening’s tasting, and with the support of everyone on the night. To have raised such an amount for Leuchie House is just superb.”

The money raised will support Leuchie’s work providing short respite breaks for people with MS, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, stroke and other long term physical conditions.


Photo: Chris Lockett with Leuchie CEO Mairi O’Keefe