Fundraising News

Big-hearted staff at Kingdom Housing Association have raised over £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the charity’s annual ‘World’s biggest coffee morning’ event.

Dozens of staff and friends took part in the event at the association’s offices to raise £673 for Macmillan by taking part in quizzes and competitions as well as enjoying a coffee with some delicious homebaking.

One of the event organisers, Lorraine Kinloch said: “Once again Kingdom staff deserve thanks for their efforts in making the day such a success. I could not have done it with without every one of my helpers, their managers for allowing staff time away, everyone who brought in raffle prizes and those who bought the jars, cakes and tickets. It’s been a great success and we should all very proud of ourselves.”

The Macmillan coffee morning is the latest of several charity fundraisers by the Kingdom employees.

Three members of the association’s Resources Admin team, Kerri Paterson, Korran Shean and Natalie McKenzie, aka “Team Awesome”, recently raised £635 for Alzheimer Scotland when they ran in the Spartan Sprint.

Kerri joked: “The cheeky organisers managed to push the course from 5km to 8.5km and it can only be described as being a mountain to run up… twice! However all three of us loved every second of it and we are delighted that we managed to more than double our target of raising £300.”

So far this year, Carmen Hunter, senior development services officer, took part in the Edinburgh Moon Walk which supports Breast Cancer Research and service co-ordinator Alana Johnston is currently raising funds for Epilepsy Scotland. Staff took part in Comic Relief and small repairs officer Greg Morris has raised cash for a several charities. Health and safety officer Dave Roy will next month abseil down the Forth Bridge, to raise money for the Scottish SPCA.

Eleanor Fotheringham, director of resources with Kingdom, said: “We are all very proud of the fantastic fund raising carried out by the staff at Kingdom, which has raised thousands of pounds for numerous different charities over the years.”

Eleanor added: “Kingdom is also a registered charity and we can appreciate the difficulties that charities have raising funds to support their activities and I am pleased the donations from Kingdom and our staff have helped so many different charities.”

As a charitable Housing Association, Kingdom can make small donations to support other charities and during the year the Association donated £3,187.85 to different charitable organisations.