City Building gives big to good causes this Christmas

CB_CashForKids010City Building has presented two charities with £10,000 each following successful fundraising activities.

The cheques were presented to Cash for Kids and Kidney Research UK at Glasgow City Chambers following a charity golf day jointly organised by the construction company and the Lord Provost’s and International Office.

City Building selected the charities to receive these funds as part of its community engagement programme allowing the firm to give something back to the city.

Clyde 1 drivetime DJ Grant Thomson was present to accept the donation on behalf of Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas campaign which is aimed at making Christmas Day better for thousands of vulnerable children in Glasgow and the west of Scotland. The money donated by City Building and the Lord Provost’s office will be used to provide more than 400 children in Glasgow and the west with either a hot meal, clothes or a gift this Christmas.

Debbie Fraser, charity manager for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids, said: “Generous donations, like City Buildings’, have a huge impact on the work we do and will ensure that hundreds of vulnerable local children have something to look forward to on Christmas day.

“Every penny goes directly to the children as all of the administrative costs of the charity are met by other means. Thanks to everyone at City Building.”

City Building, with support from its suppliers and staff from the Lord Provost’s and International Office, raised the money by organising and participating in a charity golf day at Sandyhills Golf Course earlier in the year.

Graham Paterson, executive director of City Building, said: “We are pleased and proud alongside the Lord Provost to present these £10,000 donations to Cash for Kids and Kidney Research UK.

“At this time of year when we are all looking forward to Christmas it is great to be able to give something back to good causes like these. It is particularly poignant that £10,000 of the money raised will be used to improve the festive season for more than 400 children across the city.

“I’d like to thank all our team and supply chain as well as the Lord Provost’s Office for their generosity which has enabled us to hand over such an impressive donation today.”

Glasgow’s Lord Provost Sadie Docherty said: “I know these donations will make a real difference to vulnerable children across the city and to people living with kidney disease. Thanks to all the teams for taking part and raising this money.”

Kidney Research UK aims to find a cure for millions of people suffering chronic kidney disease. The money raised by City Building and the Lord Provost’s office will be used for research projects to improve treatments.

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