As in previous years, we received many suggestions for the annual charity donations. We picked two charities at random for each of our offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh to receive a cheque for £500 each.
Congratulations to the six charities selected! We hope that these donations help in some way towards the good work that these charities do every day. We received numerous suggestions, all of which are very worthy causes. If your charity wasn’t selected this time, thank you for your suggestion and please feel free to try again next year.
Find out more about our chosen charities this year and the work they are doing below.
Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers vulnerable young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult problems. Thanks to Stephen Davies at Sandport for this nomination.
Transforming people’s lives through the power of music, making Scotland a place where ground-breaking new music featuring skilled musicians and composers with disabilities comes alive for everyone.
Thank you to Mr & Mrs Giffin at Kinnear Road for this nomination.
Headway Glasgow provides a unique brain injury service and offers long term peer-support through a user-led service.
Thank you to Anne Gray for this nomination.
Barnardo’s has been working to transform the lives of vulnerable children for the last 150 years and believes a child’s future should never be defined by their post.
Thank you to Marianna Beattie for nominating.
Ellon Rugby Club is run by volunteers and are funded solely by player membership and donations. They provide coaching and games to kids from age 3 up to 18.
Thank you to Darren Hanton of Castleton for the suggestion.
Moray HandyPerson Services aims to help people maintain their independence and live safely in their own homes. A network of volunteers perform small jobs for vulnerable people such as changing a light bulb, fitting draught excluders, fitting curtain rails, etc.
Thank you to Valerie Harper from Mains of Struthers for the suggestion.
We hope you agree that each and every charity is very deserving, and we look forward to hearing about all the fantastic work they do over the coming months!