Staff from Johnston Carmichael have gathered nearly £900 for the Angus Foodbank campaign after a year of
Workers from the Forfar office participated in a series of fund-raising initiatives which raised £861; they included donating non-perishable food items, monthly dress down days, bake sales and monthly soup days.
The Angus Foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis. The funds raised by Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent accountancy and business advisory firm, will be used to purchase the food included in the emergency food boxes distributed to those in need.
The funds will also allow the Foodbank to deliver the boxes by vehicle to those in remote areas of Angus. Three representatives from the firm’s Forfar office also visited the Foodbank to help assemble emergency food boxes.
Roddy Anderson, managing partner of Johnston Carmichael’s Forfar office, said: “At Johnston Carmichael we are committed to giving something back to the local communities in which we operate. This year’s office fund-raising campaign has been a great success, which has been made possible by the whole team’s dedication to raising funds for this very-deserving local cause.
“With 13 million people living below the poverty line in the UK, it is important that we support initiatives that can make a real difference to their lives. The food we have sitting in our cupboards is often taken for granted, but for those in crisis, a food parcel from the Angus Foodbank could offer a much-needed life-line.
“It was an inspiring experience for the members of the Forfar office to visit the Angus Foodbank. They were able to see for themselves the great work that the volunteers carry out on a daily basis, and realise the positive impact the funds we have raised will have on local people.”
Alf Collington, Angus Foodbank Manager, said: “Without donations such as this we would find it very difficult to carry out our work. We very much appreciate that in the current economic climate, it is very difficult for businesses to support charities, and this makes the donation even more valuable to us.”