SQA raises £23,000 for Yorkhill Children’s Foundation
Generous staff from our Glasgow office have raised £23,000 for Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.
Staff from the Glasgow Informal Committee handed over a cheque for £22,000 to the Foundation at the end of a recent quiz night, the culmination of year long fundraising campaign on behalf of the charity. An additional £1,000 was given directly to the Foundation by staff over the course of the year.
Each year, SQA staff at our sites in Glasgow and Dalkeith nominate a local charities to work with and support through a host of activities including quiz nights, fun runs, bake sales, raffles, competitions and karaoke nights.
The highlight of the Glasgow fund raising campaign was the Diamanti Charity Ball, which took place at the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel at the end of April.
Dr Janet Brown, SQA chief executive, said: “Yorkhill Children’s Foundation is a unique charity that supports and enriches the lives of young Scots and their families.
“It has been a real privilege to raise funds over the past year, knowing we are giving something back to the children who attend Yorkhill and it's great to know that all the money raised is going to support the Foundation.
“I’d like to extend my very warm thanks to everyone who has given their time, energy, expertise and money to support our fundraising efforts.”
On receiving the cheque, Abigail Stein, corporate and events fundraiser at Yorkhill Children's Foundation, said: “On behalf of everyone at the Foundation, I'd like to thank everyone at SQA for their generous contributions to our fundraising. The activities conducted by SQA staff in Glasgow over the course of the last year have been a magnificent way to raise funds for the Foundation.
“I am delighted at the commitment, enthusiasm and passion of staff at SQA and the money raised will help all the sick children who come to Yorkhill.”