For the 3rd year running Prestonfiled Hotel has played host to the Bill McLaren Foundation Long Lunch. The foundations joint fundraiser with Edinburgh Accies that it holds annually is from what we've seen a fantastic event promoting rugby union and providing sports opportunities for young people around the world. Some amazing auctions, some silent...some not so silent! :-) A few legendary guest speakers from the world of rugby to boot. The event was generously sponsored by Glengoyne and Pickerings Gin, so a good mood was set from the get-go. I got to meet some absolute childhood heroes including Rory Lawson, Rob Wainwright and Gavin Hastings! And possibly the most impressive climax to a guest speech anywhere ever was had as former New Zealand skipper Sean Fitzpatrick took the whole room and the event staff through a proper Hakka!
Also, we got a sneak peak at the premier of the new Bill McLaren Guinness advert -
Mattephotography was really honoured to be a part of day itself and is very happy to say will be back next year shooting with them again for the next Long Lunch. Plus we'll be shooting with the foundation at their events in the lead up to the 6 nations next year!
Thanks so much to Emma, Linda, Rory and co for involving us. I had a fantastic time and can't wait to meet up again! Definitely taking Katie with me as well! :-)
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