Scotmid staff crash through charity target

BIG-HEARTED staff from Scotmid have raised more than £260,000 for Maggie’s Centres, smashing their target of £100,000. Employees and customers from all the company’s outlets – including Scotmid, Semichem, The Fragrance House, funeral parlours and post offices – trekked, cycled, abseiled, shaved their heads and had their legs waxed to contribute to the total.
The sale of 5,000 limited edition eco bags, designed by artist Jack Vettriano, added to the amount.
John Brodie, Scotmid Co-operative chief executive, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have raised more than £250,000 for Maggie’s and to have broken our charity fundraising record this year.”
Gemma Branney from Maggie’s added: “The staff have not only raised an amazing £260,000 but have also given up their free time to volunteer at our centres and events. Without this support we simply could not do what we do for people living with the impact of cancer.”
Prostate Cancer UK has been chosen as Scotmid’s new charity partner. Over the next year the organisation will aim to raise £150,000 by taking part in Movember, selling pin badges and other activities. There will also be a push to raise awareness of prostate cancer.