A popular Glasgow pub recently raised thousands of pounds for a Scottish charity. 

The Duke’s Umbrella, based in the city centre, raised £2,237 for Guide Dogs Scotland, following the second instalment of their ‘Dine in the Dark’ event last Thursday.

Earlier this year, The Duke’s Umbrella hosted their first ‘Dine in the Dark’ experience, immersing diners in different tastes, sounds and smells - whilst completely blindfolded - in a bid to raise money and awareness for Guide Dogs Scotland. 

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The event is set to make seasonal returns in 2024. 

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Courtney Flynn, head of sales for The Dukes Umbrella said: “Our first Dine in the Dark event sold out after 72 hours and it was great to see even more dog loving diners join us for our second event last week.

"Diners get completely blindfolded upon entry and guided to their tables where they receive a welcome cocktail before tucking into a sensory four-course mystery meal. 

“We’re a super dog friendly venue and team of dog lovers so we’re incredibly proud to support Guide Dog Scotland and look forward to Dine in the Dark becoming a regular event at The Duke’s Umbrella throughout 2024.” 

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Sandi Johnson, local community fundraising relationship manager and volunteer at Guide Dogs Scotland added: "I am registered as legally blind, but I do have a small amount of useful vision which I use to raise awareness and funds for this amazing charity.

"I am lucky enough to have been matched with my guide dog and fur baby, Kane, a little over six years ago now and he has completely transformed my life.

“I can’t thank Duke’s Umbrella enough for the work they've done in raising much-needed money and awareness for us, and we're delighted to hear they're hosting a second event so that more people like me can benefit from the life-changing power of guide dogs.”

To book, or find out more about The Duke's Umbrella, click HERE or email contact@dukesumbrella.com.