West of Scotland Housing Association staff raise £4,000 for charity
The two charities were the nominated corporate charities for 2015 and were presented with their cheques at a celebratory event with WSHA staff.
Each year staff nominate charities close to their heart and throughout the year staff took part in a variety of fundraising activities including abseils, 10k run and a festive auction. Staff also contribute throughout the year by paying a monthly sum to take part in dress down Friday. Staff will continue their efforts in 2016 to raise funds for the Eileen McCallum Trust and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Lynne Donnelly, chief executive of WSHA, said: “We are delighted to have raised this fantastic amount for two very worthwhile causes. As always our kind-hearted staff have gone the extra mile to raise funds for these two charities that do such tremendous work to help improve people’s lives.”
Lena Gillies, national development officer, Dyslexia Scotland, said: “Dyslexia Scotland and our Glasgow branch are absolutely delighted to receive this money through the fundraising endeavours of WSHA staff. We appreciate that there are many worthy charities and very much appreciate that we were chosen. Every pound raised will go towards raising awareness and providing support to the 1 in 10 children and adults with dyslexia, their parents and teachers.”
Julie Stephens, Crohn’s and Colitis UK, added: Crohn’s and Colitis UK would like to thank the West of Scotland Housing Association for choosing us as one of their Charities of the Year in 2015 and for all the hard work they put into organising events which enabled them to raise the amazing sum of £2,000.
“This wonderful donation will help fund our information and support lines which everyday take many life changing calls and also help us to carry on our work providing vital information so people can manage their condition and improve their lives.”