About Spifox

Spifox was first launched in 1983 by a group of property and construction professionals who organised the first Christmas Carol Concert followed by a charity lunch which raised the sum of £3,000 for the RSPCC. Since launching and through to December 2019 it has raised, and donated, net proceeds of approaching £5.1m and has become a name synonymous within the Scottish Property Industry; the three principal events, being the Christmas Carol Concert and Lunch, the Glasgow Lunch and the Golf Classic, are well established as key socialevents in the Scottish property calendar.  In addition Spifox Too came into being in 1992 and has evolved into a key part of the organisation in helping to ensure younger professionals in property are aware of our aims.

The sole objective of Spifox is to raise funds during the business year for disadvantaged children and young people in Scotland.  This enables our Beneficiaries to either purchase equipment and/or to provide facilities to assist in them in better performing their function of care and support. In excess of 99% of monies raised are donated directly with no deduction of administrative or staff costs, these being absorbed by the Trustees. Our overheads (<1%) are limited to OSCR requirements, being third party insurance premia, audit, and website costs.

## COVID-19 ## 

Firstly we hope all of our supporters, friends, suppliers, and beneficiaries past and present are safe and well during these difficult days 

Spifox, in common with other Charitable Organisations, is being severely affected in our fundraising efforts for disadvantaged children by the very necessary restrictions we are all enduring. Our Glasgow lunch, originally planned for 2nd May, had been rescheduled for 18th September in the hope that the fabulous efforts by our NHS and other key workers allows a return to some form of normality in time; sadly this has been cancelled due to the tightening of restrictions. Additionally, Spifox Too have had to cancel the rescheduled “Pimms & Petanque” planned for 28th August. Following upon the COBRA meeting on 22nd September restrictions have again been severely tightened to the extent that our Committee is clear that our Carol Concert on 18th December cannot proceed. We have amended the Carol Concert page herein to reflect this sad occurrence. . On the bright side our Golf Day (17th September)was able to take place with of course all guidelines being closely adhered to.

We are continuing to distribute monies to our Beneficiaries, and are making substantial progress on diseminating the £412,000 allocated in our 2020 expenditure budget. We hope that 2021 wiill bring relief from Covid and allow us to run a full programme of events to get back to what you help us do best - raising significant and life-enhancing sums to support the children who really need it.

The front cover 2019 was painted by Taylor Macdonald, P6, St Andrew’s Fox Covert RC Primary School

The rear 2019 cover by Abigail Rankin, P7, St Andrew’s Fox Covert RC Primary School