Johnston Carmichael raise more than £600 for Crossroads charity

Donation: Crossroads Scotlands Amanda Tough receiving a cheque for over �600 from Johnston Carmichael's Jennifer Irvine and Jane May
Donation: Crossroads Scotlands Amanda Tough receiving a cheque for over �600 from Johnston Carmichael's Jennifer Irvine and Jane May

Staff members at Johnston Carmichael have raised £622.50 for Crossroads Caring Scotland.

The staff at Scotland’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants, have raised the money after a year-long fundraising drive.

The team raised the cash for Crossroads Caring Scotland (East Banff & Buchan), which provides a host of services across the community.

The organisation holds a kids club in the town’s Westfield School for the disabled, each Saturday morning, and the money raised by Johnston Carmichael will be used to enable the charity to continue to run the invaluable service.

The firm’s Fraserburgh team raised the funds through a number of activities held throughout the year, including a dress in pink day, a salad bar lunch, a casino and cocktail night and a tuck shop.

The donation was presented to Crossroads Caring Scotland at Westfield School on Saturday, August 27.

The Broch office carries out fundraising activities every year as part of a firm-wide Corporate Social Responsibility policy to support a wide variety of charitable causes.

Billy Smith, Managing Partner of the Fraserburgh office, commented: “We’re delighted to be doing our bit for the local community with this donation.

“Crossroads Caring Scotland offers an extremely valuable service to people in the region.”

Margaret Stewart, Children’s Services Assistant Manager at Crossroads Caring Scotland (East Banff & Buchan), added: “Crossroads Children’s Clubs are overjoyed with the money donated to them by the staff at Johnston Carmichael.

“This will now enable the clubs to purchase hi tech equipment and games for the children who all have some level of disability.

“This equipment and games will help improve their fine and gross motor skills, improve social skills as well as providing them with hours of fun.”