Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD) are extremely proud to have raised a whopping £2,255 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).
CHAS is a Scottish charity which provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. With two hospices in Scotland; Rachel House in Kinross, and Robin House in Balloch, this charity admirably provides support for children and their families through what one can only imagine is any parent’s worst nightmare. CHAS offer short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services to families.
Encouraged by Real Radio’s push on ‘Bring a Pound to Work Day’, Allison Craig from ForthDD made a substantial difference to the pot, ensuring all staff made a contribution. Along with colleagues David Vettese, Kelly MacIntyre, Claire Rankine, Graeme Millar and Stuart Robertson, Allison also took part in the Walk for Scotland, a 6.7 mile circular hike which begins in Holyrood Park, taking participants through Duddingston.
Stuart Robertson, ForthDD’s Senior Industrial Engineer decided to bravely conquer the West Highland Way, which boasts an impressive 96 miles, running from Milngavie (North of Glasgow) all the way to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. Two of Stuart’s friends accompanied him.
Having agreed prior to beginning their journey that there would be no hotels or luxuries on the way, the three buddies set out, following the suggested 7 day plan. The team were soon to discover that most of those who had decided to embark on this somewhat treacherous walk, were booked into nice heated accommodation, and had full access to hot showers and warm beds. So, whilst Stuart and his friends woke up most mornings to 6 pairs of soggy socks, they were often met by some very smug ramblers along the way. Suffice to say, they were all very relieved to return to the comfort of their own homes!
Stuart regularly takes part in local running events and hopes to do some more fundraising for CHAS in the future. He said, “CHAS is a great cause and seeing the facilities really brought it home as to why we all took part.”
David Vettese, European Sales Manager at ForthDD was also extremely successful in raising funds for CHAS through a golfing event held on the 20th of May this year, at Burntisland Golf Course. Sponsored by Eden Scott, Molex, Sonart and EBV Elektronik, the winners included Fred Hallsworth of Forth DD, Nigel Ballard of Molex, Bruce Hydes of Eden Scott and David Kirchen of HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP, whilst many others received prizes, kindly donated by the sponsors. David commented, “A great day was had by all and thankfully, the weather really held up. Thanks to all those who helped in organising it – it was fantastic to raise all this money for such a worthwhile cause.”
Kelly MacIntyre of ForthDD has been volunteering for CHAS on a regular basis over the last year. Kelly said, “The facility at Rachael House is a very magical place and they rely almost fully on the good will of the volunteers as well as the full-time staff to get involved with anything, from gardening to cleaning.”
All the fundraising staff from ForthDD were invited to visit the facilities recently. Allison Craig commented, “The facility was quite basic and cares for small babies as well, as children in their late teens. This charity really struggles to get significant funding and a weekly grocery bill alone can come to £5,000!”
A special thanks also goes out to the ladies from the ForthDD clean room who raised an impressive amount through their bake sale.
You too can support CHAS by making a donation via their website at: https://www.keepthejoyalive.org.uk/donate