WELL DONE EVERYONE!
OUR staff have never been slow in coming forward to support deserving causes.
So it was no surprise that the big-hearted Kilmac team rose to the 10xChallenge in support of the STV Children’s Appeal.
Our initial target of £2000 was blown out of the water.
Our efforts raised an amazing £4,000 and the Kilmac Foundation has match-funded the tally to make an £8,000 donation to the charity.
We were delighted to welcome STV presenter Susan Nicholson to Gemini Crescent to accept the cheque.
“It was fantastic that so many of our office and site staff agreed to take part in the 10xChallenge to support the 10th anniversary of the appeal,” said Lauren Pratt, Kilmac HR/marketing officer, who presented the cheque along with assistant buyer Gail Louch.
“We set an initial target of £2000 and I was worried we might have been a bit ambitious.
“But the fundraising got off to a flying start with a barbecue in the head office grounds. That generated around £1500.
“Over the course of the next 10 days we had volunteers stepping-up for everything from leg and chest waxes to running and cycling 10k and 10 miles, clocking up 10,000 steps and a more relaxing bake sale.
“We had great support from the Tayside business community for our auction and raffle, with donations from Dundee and St Johnstone, The Gleneagles Hotel and The Malmaison helping raise the cause.
“The company and the Kilmac Foundation are proud of our staff’s record supporting a range of community organisations.”
Just one example of that was the recent fundraising challenge undertaken by group buyer Bert Hope.
He took on the exhausting Cateran Yomp and raised £5,000 for ABF The Soldiers Charity after completing 54 miles in 21 hours 33 minutes. The team did well to finish 122nd out of 515.
The funds raised by the STV challenge are being used to tackle child poverty and it was great to see office and site staff supporting the various challenges.