Spifox was first launched in 1983 by a group of property and construction professionals who organised the first Christmas Carol Concert which was followed by a charity lunch. This inaugural event raised £3,000 for the RSPCC. To date, we have raised and donated net proceeds of approaching £5.3m. We are proud to be a name synonymous within the Scottish property and construction industries. 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 and construction professionals are involved with our charity aims.
Our fundraising enables beneficiaries to either purchase equipment and/or to provide facilities to assist 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. We are regulated by the Scottish Charity Register (OSCR) and our overheads, which are <1%, are limited to their requirements, being third party insurance and audit.
We host three principal fundraising events annually in Scotland. The Christmas Carol Concert and Lunch in December, the Glasgow Lunch in May and the Golf Classic in September. We are proud that our events are well established as key social events in the Scottish property and construction calendars. We are immensely grateful to our loyal, generous event attendees and sponsors for enabling us to donate such substantial funds to worthy causes. These donations make a tangible differenceto the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Scotland.