Each year our staff choose a charity to support – it’s normally something that has affected a member of the team personally, and this year is no different.
In recent years, we’ve supported charities including Scottish Cot Death Trust, Beat Eating Disorders, CICRA (Crohn’s disease), Maggies Centres and Myeloma UK.
To raise money, we have a regular tuck shop, bake-offs, dress down days, and kiltwalks amongst other things.
This year, I’m delighted we’ve chosen to support Children’s Cancer & Leukeamia Group (CCLG), specifically the Joey’s Journey Fund.
Two year old Joey is the nephew of our colleague, Scott Cassie. Here is Scott’s story: “Joey, was diagnosed with a brain tumour (congenial glioblastoma) when he was just 10 days old. After they discovered the tumour in the scan, he was rushed into surgery and my sister was told that Joey the tumour was stage 4 and that if left untreated he would not survive more than a few days.
Joey had two surgeries to remove the bulk of the tumour in the following days and he then undertook a treatment plan including chemotherapy supported by research funded by CCLG.
He is now 2 years old and doing well. He has developed epilepsy and has a weakness down one side of his body which are likely side effects of his treatment. He is however developing really well overall and is even beginning to take his first steps so it looks like he may be able to walk despite the weakness which is a really promising sign..”
You can read more about Joey’s story and donate here: Joey’s Journey (cclg.org.uk)
To boost our fundraising, we are once again holding our annual charity quiz, inviting all our colleagues and connections in the Dundee area to come along on Tuesday 24th October, 8pm at The Fort Hotel in Broughty Ferry. Full details can be found here: Charity Quiz Night. If you’re a regular quizzer, or just fancy helping raise money for a very worthy cause, then please come along – we’ll give you a very warm welcome! Let us know (details in the link) and we will book you a team and a table. Bring your cash as there will be loads of great raffle prizes to win too!