Quarriers, one of Scotland’s leading social care charities, is celebrating a fundraising boost of almost £20,000 thanks to a charity partnership with the Malcolm Group, the logistics and construction specialists.
The Malcolm Group has donated the livery of a walking floor trailer to Quarriers and donors have pledged £1000 to the charity to have their business or name featured on the trailer, which will travel along the M74 and M6. The money raised will support Quarriers’ services throughout Scotland.
A total of 18 generous businesses have shown their support to the social care charity including GAP Group Ltd, Faxco Ltd based in East Kilbride and Aggregate Industries UK Ltd based in Newhouse – with names from all the donors appearing on the side of the trailer for the next year.
A special unveiling ceremony was held at the Donald Malcolm Heritage Centre in Linwood with Andrew Malcolm, CEO of the Malcolm Group and Alice Harper, Chief Executive of Quarriers who were joined by generous donors to get the first glimpse of the freshly-wrapped vehicle.
In addition, two young people supported at Quarriers James Shields Service attended the unveiling. The service provides supported homeless accommodation for men and women aged between 17 and 25 who fall on hard times and also helps them to develop skills such as budgeting, cooking, housekeeping and employability, equipping young people with the necessary skills and confidence to turn their lives around and stand on their own two feet.
Quarriers Chief Executive Alice Harper said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the Malcolm Group for organising a Quarriers branded trailer and we are very grateful to each of the generous businesses who are supporting Quarriers through this initiative including David and Doreen Adams, Keyline and GAP Group Ltd among many others. The money raised will go a long way towards ensuring we are able to provide the best care and support to the people who need it the most.
“With its Quarriers branding, the trailer will be a mobile reminder of the work carried out by Quarriers day in and day out. This partnership with our neighbours the Malcolm Group has been a natural one as both organisations pride ourselves in offering people the chance to realise their full potential.”
Andrew Malcolm, CEO of the Malcolm Group said:“We are pleased to support Quarriers as we believe in offering people opportunities to grow, thrive and realise their potential.”
The full list of donors is:
The Malcolm Group
JG Martin Plant Hire Ltd
Fraser Tool Hire Ltd
GAP Group Ltd
Marshalls Group Ltd
J&M Murdoch & Sons
Thomas Tunnock Ltd
Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
Doreen and David Adams