A charity ball with 300 guests was the culmination of a series of highly successful fundraising events organised by the family and friends of Rodger Flavahan, who died in January 2010. Said daughter Gillian, "The ball was a massive success and businesses, friends, and family were all so generous that we were able to have a luxury raffle, roll the penny, a live auction and a silent auction!" The ball raised over £9,000. Amongst the guests was the Lord Provost of Dundee, who had supported the family's earlier fundraising - including arranging a Pancreatic Cancer Awareness night at the City Chambers during November's Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week.
Prior to that, other fundraising efforts included an '80's themed New Year party, St. Matthew's and St. Luke's Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Dress Down days at NHS24 and Carnoustie High Scool, and a Tay Bridge Walk, which attracted over 250 walkers.
The grand total raised from the fundraising in memory of Rodger exceeded a staggering £25,000. His proud family declared, "He made such a difference to so many lives during his own, that it was only fitting that we should remember him this way and help others beat pancreatic cancer."