Founding Membership Vacation

Did you know JFK began his political career in Glasgow?


Where It All Began

Upon the sinking of the TSS Athenia and the declaration of World War II, in September 1939, Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Patrick Dollan, set up a disaster fund to help victims of the tragedy.
A young JFK was called upon to represent the United States. Upon his arrival, JFK was welcomed by Patrick Dollan and together they visited around 150 survivors in hospital and at local hotels.

The Beginning Of A Huge Impact

His mission was to reassure those affected by the torpedoing of the ship that they would be safely transported back to the US and to gather first-hand information as to the actual circumstances of the attack. His speech at the Beresford Hotel in Glasgow, being his first official public address, was as important for him as it was for the City – and the very beginning of the huge impact he would make on our world.

Bereford Lounge’s Contribution

This significant historic event is not properly preserved, commemorated, or celebrated. We at Beresford Lounge want to rectify this and are giving you the chance to play a key part in our efforts to pay a fitting tribute

What We Are Doing

  • We will name our private dining suite in honour of JFK
  • We will erect and donate a statue to the City of Glasgow to commemorate the event
  • We will publicise, promote, and celebrate the historic event

How You Can Get Involved

We are offering 50 dedicated patriots the chance to be part of this historic triumph by purchasing one of our Founding Membership Holiday Vacations to Scotland.

Our Holiday Package Rewards

As part of our exclusive Founding Membership Vacation at Beresford Lounge, you will not only get to enjoy the beauty of Scotland, but receive a whole host of benefits well in excess of value.

You’ll receive the following:

A self or family portrait painted by British Portrait Artist of the Year 2021 and fellow Scot, Calum Stevenson.

A special acknowledgement, at the foot of the JFK statue, will be made honouring your contribution. 50 stars will be added to represent each benefactor.

Your name will be added to a special plaque in our venue to forever celebrate your contribution.

The Benefits

With our unique, luxurious Founding Membership Vacation, you’ll experience a getaway with extra special perks at our brand new Glasgow venue.

You can expect to be chauffeured to every destination and stop on your vacation. When you choose to stay with us, you’ll always travel in style.

Alongside this, you’ll have in-house credit to spend in our venue; whether you’re sipping on cocktails at our glamorous restaurant and bar, or tasting some of the local produce at our café.