Gillespie Macandrew donates £38,000 to partner charities

Gillespie Macandrew donates £38,000 to partner charities

Pictured (L-R): Fiona Morton, Olivia Penn, Caroline Miller and Robert Graham-Campbell 

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) and Alzheimer Scotland are to share a donation of £38,000 from Gillespie Macandrew.

Partners at the firm commit to donating one per cent of the firm’s pre-tax profits each year to its partner charities. Earlier this year Gillespie Macandrew began a three-year partnership with ECHC and Alzheimer Scotland, after the charities were nominated and voted for by staff.

Chief executive officer Robert Graham-Campbell commented: “We are pleased to be able to share the success of our day-to-day business activities in support of these two important charities, particularly at time when their services are under increased pressure.

“As well as our donation, we continue to offer practical support however we can. Members of our CSR committee visited the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People where they saw first-hand the amazing work ECHC does and the real difference it makes to the children, young people, their families, and staff.

“Our private client practitioners know all too well the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on individuals and their families and we are proud to support their important work. In the coming months staff will help to create dementia gardens in Dundee and Glasgow.”

Olivia Penn, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with Gillespie Macandrew who have already shown incredible commitment to our cause through fundraising and volunteering. The vital funds raised through the partnership will go towards transforming the lives of seriously ill babies, children and young people by supporting their medical care, mental health and family’s wellbeing.”

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