What We Do For Charity
Charitable causes are extremely important to McCrea as we recognise that we have the opportunity to be able to give something back as well as being able to help raise the profile of our nominated charities - they can also benefit from the generous fundraising efforts of our clients, staff and friends. In recent years we have raised over £650,000 for our nominated charities, and we don't intend to stop now!
To tee-off our year of fundraising, we held our 13th Annual Charity Golf Day at The Duke's Course, St Andrew's in May, which was a great success and raised over £10,000 combined! You can read more about what was a brilliant day here.
On August 6th Douglas McCrea set off on his 14th Annual Charity Walk as he undertook the Kintyre Way. What was originally meant to be a 141km walk, Douglas happened to strike up a conversation with one of the current custodians of the Kintyre Way, who kindly let him know that they had introduced a new, longer ending of the Kintyre Way, which made the walk 162km!
Douglas raised well over £12,000 over the duration of the walk, a record-breaking amount. If you would like to read about how Douglas got on in his daily blog, you can find this here.
In September we held our Charity Dinner and Wine-Tasting event at Glaschu, which raised £9,296! The night consisted of a delicious three-course meal with matching wines, a brilliant performance from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist magician Kevin Quantum, and a Charity Auction and Raffle.
Our last event of the fundraising year was our 12th Annual Charity Race Night on Friday 9th February at Hillhead Sports Club; we were ecstatic to raise a record £8,939 on the evening, with the night consisting of a delicious buffet curry, a busy bar, (sensible!) betting on the horse races, great prizes in the raffle and auction and a very competitive auction race, where the winning horse owner won £1,875! You can read our recap of the evening here.
Supporting the Emma Cameron Foundation and the Glasgow Care Foundation
Why we've chosen to support the Emma Cameron Foundation and the Glasgow Care Foundation
For the second successive year, we have decided to partner with small, local charities, who will benefit massively from the money that we will be able to raise.
The Emma Cameron Foundation are a charity who provide support to the children’s cancer charities and organisations that helped Emma during her treatment and surgery for her osteosarcoma, before Emma sadly passed away on 1st April 2011 aged 11, 15 months after her diagnosis. During this time Emma was given regular chemotherapy with all the associated side effects. Emma loved life and lived it in all its fullness; she met celebrities and royalty, JLS, Princess Anne and Ricky Whittle amongst others. She was a mascot for Ross County at the Scottish Cup Final, and enjoyed travelling including a trip to Lapland and a special weekend at Prestwick House.
Our second charity partner, the Glasgow Care Foundation, support some of the less fortunate families and individuals in Glasgow who cannot get help from any other source, and have been helping the people of Glasgow for over 140 years. Their vision for the next 10 years is to positively improve the quality of life for 10,000 Glaswegians by providing essential household goods and food supplies.
We are delighted to be able to support these two brilliant causes and look forward to raising as much money and awareness as possible over the coming months!