SQA staff raise £30,000 for children's charity

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Handing over the cheque for £7,000 to Abigail Stein of the Yorkhill Children's Foundation (third from right)
was Neil MacGowan, Eleanor Boyd, Jacqui Murray, Juliette McGinley and Liam Priest


Over the past two years, staff from SQA's Informal Committee in Glasgow have helped to raise £30,000 for the Yorkhill Children's Foundation following a long campaign supporting  the charity.

Each year, staff in Glasgow nominate a local charity to work with and support through a host of fund-raising activities including quiz nights, fun runs, bake sales, raffles, competitions and karaoke nights.  Last Friday, a cheque totalling £7,000 was donated following the last charity quiz night of the fundraising year.

A similar scheme supporting local charities in Midlothian is operated by SQA staff in Dalkeith.

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 continue to raise funds over the past two years, knowing we are helping those young people who attend Yorkhill and it's great to know that all the money raised is going to support the continuous enhancement of medical equipment and resources to help benefit sick children and babies treated at Yorkhill and within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

“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 two years have been a fantastic 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.”