14th November 2012 back to news

GS supports six charities for Christmas

Leading firm of chartered surveyors, Graham + Sibbald has donated a significant sum to a number of charities.

Graham + Sibbald is delighted to support six charities; Alzheimer Scotland, Canine Partners, Down’s Syndrome Scotland, Marie Curie Scotland, Poppy Scotland and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Christmas cards are a nice way to send out some Christmas cheer in December, but that doesn't last so long and within a few weeks the cards are being recycled. Instead Graham + Sibbald, saved on the postal costs, by sending out a Christmas e-card to valued clients and gave charity donations, to add something more long lasting to the act of card giving and the spirit of Christmas.

Ian Gillies, Senior Partner at Graham + Sibbald said: “Especially in these times of ‘recession’ we are very pleased to be able to make donations to these charities, to support their valuable and vital work, to continue to care and look after the very vulnerable among us”.

Dale Gormley, Community Fundraiser (Scotland), Canine Partners commented: “We are absolutely over the moon to have Graham + Sibbald support our work here in Scotland. Their extremely kind donation will allow us to help more people with disabilities in Scotland, through one of our highly trained canine partner assistance dogs. I can’t thank everyone at Graham + Sibbald enough – their support means so much to us.”

Robert McRae, Scottish Poppy Appeal Organiser, said: “We are extremely grateful to Graham + Sibbald for their support. Around one in five of the population in Scotland is a veteran or dependant of a veteran and we support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of this community.  In recent years the demands on our services have increased considerably and this very generous donation will help us immensely in our life-changing work.”

Left: Robert McRae, Scottish Poppy Appeal Organiser and Ian Gillies, GS Senior Partner
Right: Ian Gillies, GS Senior Partner and Zoe with Canine Partner dog Remus.