Staff from award-winning social enterprise, Scarf, have raised £3000 for a top Scottish charity following a year of fundraising events.
Each year the team from Scarf’s two sites in Aberdeen and Dundee are asked to nominate a charity of the year to support, with Alzheimer Scotland being selected for the financial year 2017 – 2018.
Throughout the year the team took part in the Great Aberdeen Run 10k, held a hotly-contested Bake Off competition, organised a Race Night and a number of other activities as part of the fundraising drive.
Scarf chief executive, Thane Lawrie, handed over a cheque for £3000 to Clare Jamieson, community fundraiser at Alzheimer Scotland, at the company’s recent staff meeting.
It was also revealed at the meeting that Scarf’s charity of the year for 2018-2019 will be Aberdeen-based charity, Charlie House.
Ross Adams, strategic support coordinator and chair of Scarf’s charity committee, said: “We had great fun supporting Alzheimer Scotland last year and we’re all really proud to have raised as much as we did and make it our most successful fundraising year to date. Each year our colleagues go over and above, coming up with new ideas for charitable activity and enlist the help of family and friends to raise as much money as possible.
“We’re all really looking forward to starting our fundraising efforts for Charlie House in the next few weeks and once again a team will be entering the Great Aberdeen Run along with other activities to be revealed as the year goes on.”
Clare Jamieson added: “We are very grateful to Scarf for choosing Alzheimer Scotland as their charity of the year last year to help support people living with dementia and their families.
“With around 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and the number on the rise, it is our biggest health and social care challenge. All monies raised will help boost our local support, services and advice which will help us to get closer to achieving our aim of making sure that nobody faces dementia alone.”
Scarf was established in Aberdeen in 1985 and has grown to deliver energy efficiency project on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust and local authorities as well as initiatives all aimed at alleviating fuel poverty from two sites in Aberdeen and Dundee. For more information on the work done by Scarf in the North East of Scotland please visit www.scarf.org.uk
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