SINGER/SONGWRITER Callum Beattie is set to make a special appearance at a Wizard of Oz-themed charity event in Edinburgh tomorrow (Friday).

The Musselburgh musician, whose first album, People Like Us, shot to the top of the Scottish album charts in its first week of release, will take to the stage at the fifth CHAS Rocking Horse Ball at Prestonfield House.

The fun-filled extravaganza has been organised by Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) to raise funds to support children with life-shortening conditions and their families.

It is being sponsored by leading law firm Thorntons and will be hosted by popular Scottish comedian and broadcaster Fred MacAulay.

The last Rocking Horse event, held in 2019, raised £102,000 and CHAS hopes to build on that success in 2022.

As this year also marks CHAS’s 30th anniversary, the night will open with ’90s songs and a giant game of pass the parcel, sponsored by Nest Marketing.

As well as being treated to a live performance of Callum’s hit song Salamander Street, guests will be able to bid to win a private party with the rising star, who is part of the line-up for Glasgow musical festival TRNSMT this summer.

Callum said: “There’s no more important cause than CHAS, and I’m absolutely thrilled to support this wonderful charity in any way I possibly can.

“I would urge everyone going to the Rocking Horse Ball to please dig as deep as possible to help CHAS continue its work supporting some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and their families.”

Other auction prizes up for grabs at the ball include an exclusive painting by leading Scottish painter Jack Morocco, and fine dining experiences and luxury breaks to popular holiday destinations such as the Amalfi Coast, Valencia and Portugal.

Entertainment throughout the evening will be provided by MGA Academy, Edinburgh band BLEEKER, and magician and mind reader Grant Mitchell.

Diane Alton, CHAS high-profile events manager, said: “Together we hope we can raise a record total in our 30th anniversary year to help us continue our work supporting children with life-shortening conditions and their families across Scotland.”

The charity provides nation-wide hospice services for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions at Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, while the CHAS at Home service supports families in their own homes.

To view all the Rocking Horse Ball auction items, visit

Anyone interested in making a bid but not attending on the night can email with their highest offer by no later than noon tomorrow.