The staff of Scotland’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants, Johnston Carmichael - which has an office in Forfar - have presented a cheque for £40,000 to Cancer Research UK.
£20,000 of the funds has purchased a vital piece of equipment to help the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow with its on-going research into cancer.
The facility has used the donation from Johnston Carmichael to purchase an exCELLigence System.
The state-of-the-art system allows scientists at the institute to examine cells in real time, to determine their structure and characteristics, without the need for dyes or chemicals.
The cells are therefore more natural and similar to those found in the body, providing scientists with the opportunity to carry out more accurate examinations of cells, as part of their impressive research efforts.
The donation from Johnston Carmichael is part of a total of £62,460 raised by the firm for a range of charitable causes in the last year.
The funds were raised through a variety of activities, including a golf marathon, sponsored walk, dress down days and members of staff running in the London Marathon.
In addition to the Cancer Research UK donation funds, the remaining £22,460 has been shared amongst a number of other good causes, with each of Johnston Carmichael’s ten offices across Scotland adopting a local charity to support during the past twelve months.
The firm has demonstrated a major commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the communities within which it works, with this year’s fundraising effort from employees bringing the total funds raised in the last eight years to in excess of £307,000.
For further information about Johnston Carmichael and the firm’s CSR strategy, please visit www.jcca.co.uk or call the Iain Abernethy, Head of CSR on 01467 621475.