Charities of the Year announced
Posted 10, Apr 17
We are delighted to announce that our Charities of the Year for 2017 will be Horseback UK, Alzheimer Scotland and the Forget-Me-Not Club.
Over the next year the company has committed to matching funds raised by our staff on behalf of these very worthy causes, up to a grand total of £25,000.
- HorseBack UK is a charity based near Aboyne that helps servicemen and women who have been mentally and physically scarred regain their confidence, dignity and mobility through working with horses.
- Alzheimer Scotland and the Forget-Me-Not club support people with dementia, their families and carers. AS is a national charity, offering care, help and information across the country to ensure that nobody faces dementia alone. The FMNs is a local charity with a stated aim of making life easier for those who are affected by dementia across Deeside. Staffed almost entirely by volunteers, they offer a wide range of activities and support from their resource centre in Banchory and in the community.
Each of these charities makes a significant community impact in the North East of Scotland and we are proud to be working with them over the coming year.
We have a series of events planned throughout the next 12 months, including a Sports Week and Charity Ball. A common theme across these charities is physical and mental health. In keeping with this, members of our Leadership Team will kick off our fundraising by running a leg of the ‘Devil of Deeside’ endurance event that has been created to mark the 20th anniversary of RunBalmoral on the weekend of 22-23 April. Details of subsequent fundraising activity will be published on the Repsol Sinopec website throughout the year.
If you would like to support our fundraising efforts you can do so by visiting our Charity of the Year pages here. All funds raised via that page and as part of our Charities of the Year Programme will (unless otherwise stated) be allocated on the following basis: Horseback UK (50%); Alzheimer Scotland (25%) and the Forget-Me-Not Club (25%).