22nd December 2010 back to news

Graham + Sibbald Take their Action for Children at Christmas to help renovate children's playground.

Employees from the leading firm of chartered surveyors, Graham + Sibbald have donated  £1000  to help the charity  Action for Children build a new playground for disabled children and young people.

The money has come from sending out an e-card at Christmas to the company’s clients rather than the more costly process of posting off traditional printed cards.

Staff at Graham + Sibbald, which has offices all across Scotland, decided to donate the savings to help disabled children.  Action for Children is aiming to complete a playground project in the coming year which provides care and support for disabled children and their families.

Gary Loutit, Partner at Graham + Sibbald said: “At Graham + Sibbald, the environment and social responsibility rank high on our business agenda. We are delighted therefore to have reduced our carbon footprint by distributing e-cards once again this year, offering Christmas greetings to our clients. We are even more pleased to have been able to make a donation, in lieu of the printing and postage costs saved, to Action For Children, a charity which provides support to some of the UK’s most vulnerable, disadvantaged and neglected children and young people.”

Ian Sloan, Project Manager at  Renfrew Family Support said: “On behalf of our children, parents and staff I wish to thank Graham + Sibbald for the extremely kind donation. The donation will go directly to our play area fund. The play area, planned for construction in May 2011 will be a massive benefit to our children, as well as an incentive to attract siblings and friends to the project. Currently we have no suitable play facilities within safe, manageable walking distance.  We believe that the play area will encourage communication and socialisation through the opportunity to share play facilities, while also allowing our young people the opportunity to exercise in a safe yet highly enjoyable way.”

Photo (ltr): Gary Louttit, Partner at Graham + Sibbald, Carol McKinlay from Action for Children and Patries MacIntyre, Head of Marketing at Graham + Sibbald.