Springfield staff raise money for Aberlour Children’s Trust
Aberlour Children’s Trust has received a £663.86 donation from Springfield Properties Larbert office staff.
Over the course of 2017, Springfield employees organised bake sales, dress down days and some brave men volunteered to have their legs waxed by their colleagues to raise funds for the children’s charity.
On top of this, a group of employees took it upon themselves to raise further money for the charity outside of the office and abseiled 165ft off the Forth Rail Bridge raising an additional £1,100, donated earlier in the year.
Aberlour Children’s Charity aims to transform the lives of children across Scotland and build better futures for families. The charity provides a wide range of services from specialist residential and fostering solutions, support for children affected by parental substance abuse, early years and family support and disability services.
Springfield Properties Marketing Assistant, Dale Ashelford helps organise the fundraisers in the office. She said:
“It’s been great coming up with fun and exciting ways to raise money for Aberlour in the office. This was the first time we’d organised a leg wax, which was entertaining, and office bake sales are always popular.
“The support Aberlour Children’s Trust is able to offer can completely change the lives of some families in Scotland. It’s great we’ve been able to contribute and help this to continue.”
The support from local businesses couldn’t come at a better time for Aberlour, which is gearing up to launch a brand-new fundraising campaign, focused on getting to children faster. Rachel Deuchar, Partnerships Manager at Aberlour Children’s Trust explains:
“Aberlour knows how important it is to reach children before it is too late. We are focused on intervening at the earliest point because we believe that every child deserves the chance to flourish. Unfortunately, challenges such as poverty, disability and a host of other things can mean that children in Scotland are suffering.
“When businesses like Springfield support Aberlour, it is helping us get to more children before it’s too late. It can be the difference between families thriving, or being torn apart.”