Announcing our 2017 Chosen Charities
At James Gibb we are always looking to continue our charitable efforts, offering suitable local charities the chance to benefit from a donation and coverage in our newsletter. This is something we’ve organised for a number of years, and are delighted to announce that we have chosen our local charities for 2017.
Every year, each of our offices – Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen – awards £500 to two local charities close to our customers hearts. We ask customers for feedback and suggestions each summer, and then visit our chosen charities to present their donation. This has been a great success in the past, offering us the chance to give back to our local communities, by donating to charities which you see worthy of support.
We are delighted to have finalised our 2017 chosen charities in each location. These include:
Our first charity beneficiary for 2017 is North Edinburgh Dementia Care, which was nominated by our client Susan Cull. Susan lives in our Hawkhill development and is the centre manager there. Many thanks go to Susan for selecting this charity – more information on the work they do can be found here.
The other Edinburgh charity receiving a cheque from James Gibb is the Butterfly Trust. They support and raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis, and were nominated by Jamie Macfarlane who lives at our Gallolee property.
Carol-Anne McCarthy, our client, nominated Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as a chosen charity in Glasgow. She is also a representative of the charity which provides support and information to all those affected by either birth condition.
Our second chosen charity for Glasgow is The Emma Cameron Foundation, which supports children with cancer. The charity was nominated by our client Helen Cameron.
Mr McMullen of Mackintosh Court nominated Men In Recovery as our first chosen charity for Aberdeen. They aim to improve the quality of life for men who have experienced sexual abuse as they journey on their road to recovery and beyond.
Our thanks go to Mrs Scott of Mosset Grove for the nomination of our second Aberdeen charity, the Forres Heritage Trust. They aim to promote and preserve the historic structures and landscapes and to encourage involvement in heritage activities for all ages in the area. You can find out more about them here.
We have been overwhelmed by the interest and response from our clients and customers in this initiative again this year and would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination. We wish all of our recipient charities all the best, and hope our donations can help make a difference to their causes this year.