United Ladies of Tannadice hosted their first social evening in the Hegarty Suite at Tannadice on Wednesday, May 13. The exclusive event, for ULT members only, was the first event of its kind for the newly formed United Ladies of Tannadice, setting the standard for many future events to come.
The event began at 7pm. ULT chair Angela Smith kicked off the evening with a rousing introduction and a welcome to those in attendance, outlining the vision and aims of United Ladies of Tannadice. Angela was followed up by United director Justine Mitchell, who echoed those sentiments and offered her support on behalf of Dundee United FC as well as providing some information on the forthcoming Dundee United Ladies team.
The evening continued with the presentation of Honorary Memberships to Dundee United Honorary President Cath Thompson, director Justine Mitchell and Amanda Kopel. It was announced that ULT’s chosen charity for the year would be the Frank Kopel Dementia Awareness Campaign. Honorary ULT member Amanda Kopel, who leads the campaign, gave a brilliant speech about the charity, which was created to secure free personal care for people under the age of 65 diagnosed with dementia.
The festivities continued with a raffle, with many prizes including a signed shirt, signed ball, spa vouchers, match tickets, a pair of football boots signed by Paul Paton and a special envelope raffle for a voucher from Lorraine Law Jewellery.
Excellent entertainment was provided by the Twa Tenors all night as plenty of singing, dancing and drinking was complimented by the presence of a number of United players who all took plenty of time to chat to those in attendance, moving from table to table. Among the players were Simon Murray, Henri Anier, Robbie Muirhead, Ali Coote, John Souttar, and club captain Sean Dillon, who even got up for a slow dance with one of the club’s members (which apparently “made her year”!)