What we do for charity
Charitable causes are extremely important to McCreas 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.
Our nominated charity for the year is Guide Dogs Scotland with more details below and we hope to undertake a number of challenges and events to raise as much money as we can.
In recent years we have raised half a million pounds for our nominated charities, and we don't intend to stop now!
Supporting Guide Dogs Scotland
Why we've chosen to support Guide Dogs Scotland:
When someone loses their sight, Guide Dogs Scotland is there to make sure they don’t lose their freedom as well.
- Childhood sight loss is on the increase. There are around 35,000 children and young people living with a vision impairment in the UK.
- Despite the devastation caused by sight loss, 70% of adults receive no support within the first 12 months of diagnosis
- In 2018, it cost around £63,000 to breed, train and support a guide dog from birth to retirement. The cost of a guide dog is impacted not just by the cost of breeding and training, but also the cost of all of our support functions for the partnership over an average of seven years, as well as external support such as food and vets’ bills.
Their Edinburgh, Forfar and Glasgow teams provide life-changing mobility services to adults, children and young people with sight loss throughout Scotland.
It’s Guide Dogs Scotland's mission not to rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else. They campaign for the rights of people with vision impairment to help them access public transport, our town centres and other public services.
A guide dog can change the life of a person living with sight loss by enabling them to travel independently and with confidence. Guide Dogs Scotland aim to make sure all people with vision impairments can live their lives to the full.