Inaugural Gala Dinner To Benefit The Ellie Soutter Foundation Announced

A gala dinner to help benefit The Ellie Soutter Foundation has been announced for November 7, 2019 at Hutcheson’s City Grill, Glasgow from 7pm.

Organised by MG Search, an independent executive search firm recruiting senior talent for the UK’s top businesses, the inaugural gala dinner will be in the company of some of Scotland’s most iconic sporting legends.

There will be a number of items up for auction during the evening, including ski holidays, art work, spa days, golf days and winter sports equipment – with all monies going to The Ellie Soutter Foundation, a charity set up following the death of Ellie Soutter in 2018 that supports young skiers and snowboarders to realise their potential and dreams. Offering grants and a complete mind and body wellness package.

Founder of The Ellie Soutter Foundation, Tony Soutter, said:

This is a great opportunity for people in Scotland to help the foundation and have a fantastic evening, just before the start of winter. We will have an amazing line up of sporting celebrities and auction prizes. This is going to be an evening to remember and a great way to remember Ellie and also help other young winter sports athletes fund their training programs for this winter and beyond.

Ken Morrice, founding partner, MG Search, said:

We selected the Ellie Soutter Foundation as our charity partner because of our shared love of winter sports and our passion to support young athletes. There are many interwoven character traits that drive elite professionals in sports and business alike, attitude, confidence, commitment and taking a long term view.

I heard first hand from Tony about Ellie’s story and was moved when he described The Ellie Soutter Foundation and its mission to support young athletes both on and off the piste. We hope that this event will raise both awareness of the foundation but also bring some much needed spotlight to the pressures surrounding young athletes today.

Tickets cost £100 per person + VAT.

The event will be hosted by sports presenter Connie McLaughlin.

To book, contact Jen Gillian jen@mgsearch.co.uk

About MG Search

For any media enquiries, contact Lisa Dixon: lisa.palompo.dixon@gmail.com | 07795 436 966.

MG Search is led by Ken Morrice and partnered by a team of experienced headhunters. Specialising in senior and board level recruitment, MG Search also focuses on securing sought after Chair and Non-Executive Director positions.

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    Ellie Soutter was one of the most progressive Junior Female Snowboard Athletes of Great Britain. Ellie became Vice Champion of the world in the Junior Freeride World Tour in 2017. She was winner of a Bronze medal for Team GB at the 2017 European Youth Olympics and was tipped to be one of GBs strongest contenders for the 2022 winter Olympics amongst other numerous podium finishes throughout Europe and the southern hemisphere. As a junior athlete coming from a family without substantial wealth, Ellie often had to miss out on competing and training through lack of funds. She felt and understood the constant pressure to obtain the necessary funds for her training and events. A full season of required training to maintain this level of competition was in excess of £30,000 annually. At this time, as a Junior GB athlete, there is minimal or no funding for travel or accommodation and athletes have to pay a subscription for coaching.

    Ellie’s family then decided to form The Ellie Soutter Foundation in her memory to help and assist other young winter athletes in similar circumstances.

    The foundation’s aim is to help young athletes at all levels with funding for their journeys and ensure they receive the kind of support and training that can help identify mental health issues that can arise from the pressures they are often placed under and help prevent the situation that ultimately led to Ellie Soutter taking her own life on her 18th birthday.

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