Christmas is drawing closer, and while we certainly advocate sensible seasonal savings like those we discussed in our first Festive Finances special on savvy budgeting, it has to be said that there are some occasions where targeted spending can make all the difference. Whether you’re looking to lighten your workload or treat yourself with a well-deserved indulgence, here are some ideas on when it may be worth loosening those purse strings.
As it is the season for giving, we're delighted to be giving you the chance to win two tickets to the 1872 Cup match between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby at Scotstoun Stadium! Find out how to enter by reading on.
Congratulations to Warriors centre Stafford McDowall, who after becoming the fastest Glasgow captain ever to reach 10 victories, has been voted the November Warrior of the Month! Stafford has chosen the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity for the monthly charity donation from McCrea.
After a rollercoaster few years for the UK economy, many of us feel a little daunted when it comes to the traditional tendency to over-spend at Christmas. However you’re feeling, we have top tips to help you navigate the Christmas period. This week, our Festive Finances special sets out savvy ways to save and budget, while our next instalment details ways in which spending where you can may generate a big return on your enjoyment of the season.
A huge congratulations to Aidan Fitzpatrick, who after 4 goals in 3 games, picks up the Partick Thistle November Player of the Month award! Find out what Aidan had to say when presented with the award, and what charity he chose for the monthly charity donation from McCrea here:
November saw Glasgow Warriors go unbeaten and move to the top of the BKT URC standings, claiming 19 points from a possible 20. Find out who your November Warrior of the Month nominees are and how you can vote here:
After a perfect month for the Jags having won three games out of three, it's now time for you to vote for your November Player of the Month. Find out who has been nominated and how to vote here:
Imaging waking up as a child on Christmas Day to no toys, gifts or a hot meal. Every child deserves to experience the feeling of waking up on Christmas day excited to open up a present, no matter what their circumstances are. Now imagine that your generosity has turned a sad face into a bright, happy, excited child on Christmas morning! Read about how McCrea are participating in the Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas campaign here and how you can get involved too!
The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt today delivered his Autumn Budget to Parliament, with the UK Government expecting inflation to drop to 2.8% by the end of 2024. Find the key points of the Autumn Statement here.
Giddy up…it’s back! We’re excited to announce the return of our hugely popular Annual Charity Race Night on Friday 9th February, which will be held at Hillhead Sports Club (Hughenden) in Glasgow’s West End, 7pm start. Find out more details of the night by reading on.