McCrea Charity Activity Update: New Partner
Charitable causes continue to be extremely important to McCrea as we recognise that we have the opportunity to be able to give something back as well as helping raise the profile of our nominated charities; they can also benefit from the generous fundraising efforts of our clients, staff and friends, so we are delighted to be able to announce Common Wheel as our new charity partner for the year!
Common Wheel is a Glasgow based charity supporting people with mental illness by providing meaningful activities. They have four projects; their bike project, which supports people in repairing and recycling old bikes, their music project supports people in singing playing and composing music, their visual arts project 'Carnival Club' which supports people in designing and producing large scale art pieces to be displayed in various parades in Glasgow, and their climbing project.
To kick off our year of fundraising for these two great charities, 5 members of the McCrea team – Jonathan, Troy, Lesley, Elaine and Lesley-Anne, participated in the annual Kiltwalk during April as they tackled ‘The Mighty Stride’, a 22.7mile walk from Glasgow Green to Balloch. Even in the extreme heat (yes this was in Glasgow!), the team did a great job and all finished the walk, and were able to raise £1,076 altogether!
We were also delighted to be able to host our 12th Annual Charity Golf Day at The Duke's Course, St Andrew's on 19th May 2022. Thankfully we were blessed with great weather, and are proud to be able to say that the golf day managed to raise almost £18,000 altogether.
A year of charity fundraising wouldn't be complete without McCrea Managing Director Douglas McCrea participating in his Annual Charity Walk. Having spent 6 days last year walking the Dava Way and Moray Coast Trail back-to-back, totalling over 108 kilometres, this year Douglas will walk The Borders Abbeys Way Walk from 14th August to 19th August, totalling 109 kilometres - as spotted, much longer than last year's effort!
We have exciting plans for our charity fundraising attempts for the rest of 2022 with plans for a race-night, members of the McCrea team are training for the Great Scottish Run and much more.
If you would like to support our fundraising efforts for this great charity, then any donations to our Just Giving page would be extremely appreciated. To donate to our Just Giving fundraising page then click here,