Clyde & Co Scotland supports eight charities this winter

Clyde & Co Scotland supports eight charities this winter

In recent months, Clyde & Co in Scotland has supported a number of charities.

Throughout October and November, staff in the firm’s Edinburgh and Glasgow offices held their own 10-week long Bake Off challenge, with creations inspired by the weekly theme of the hit TV show.

Lucky members of staff and partners were selected to judge the competition each week – a tough task of tasting all the entries to decide the star baker of each round. At the end of the contest, senior associate, Kelly Brotherhood, was crowned the champion of the Glasgow office, with junior associate, Michael Short, becoming the victor in Edinburgh.

Thanks to the generosity of colleagues, the bake offs raised £486 for Cash for Kids, a local charity supporting children and young people affected by poverty, abuse and life-limiting illness. A further £97 was raised for Save the Children after colleagues donned their favourite festive knitwear for Christmas Jumper Day on 7 December.

As well as raising vital funds for charity, Clyde & Co also helped good causes by supporting a range of other initiatives over the winter including:

Collecting for the Mission Christmas Cash for Kids toy appeals in Glasgow and Edinburgh so that local children from struggling families, at risk of waking up to nothing, had a gift to open on Christmas Day.

Knitting four large patchwork blankets, which were donated to the Church of Scotland’s Knit Together exhibition in Glasgow to help raise awareness of homelessness. After being put on public display at the Lodging Housing Mission in Glasgow in mid-December, the blankets were gifted to service users on Christmas Day.

Crafting a similar number of smaller blankets for the Dogs Trust and Cats Protection charities.

And collecting second-hand work clothing and accessories for Grassroots Clothing and Scotland Smart Works, two charities providing unemployed men and women respectively with suitable attire for job interviews.

The Scottish managing partner, Vikki Melville, said: “While the festive period and winter season is a joyous time for many, it is always important to remember how challenging it can be for lots of people and their families, which is why our teams across Scotland wanted to help make a positive difference within our local communities.”

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