Amey delivers sponsorship to St Andrew’s hospice

23 March 2015
Amey employees holding a cheque for funds raised for St Andrew's Hospice.

A team from Amey visited St Andrew’s Hospice this week to deliver a cheque for £4,300 raised to support the Hospice’s recent Santa Dash and Reindeer Run.

Amey employees from the company’s offices in Coatbridge and Motherwell provided sponsorship for the runners taking part in the 6K race, including providing Santa suits, elf hats and reindeer ears for those taking part. The annual Santa Dash and Reindeer Run in Strathclyde Park took place on 23rd November 2014. This year’s race was the most popular in the event’s history, with over 1,000 runners taking part, including many families.

The Santa Dash and Reindeer Run launched Amey’s “Sustainable Santa” Christmas campaign, which delivered Santa sacks to local school children encouraging them to donate their discarded toys, games, books and comics for recycling and re-use. The Amey Christmas campaign ran from 23rd November till 10th January. Amey’s Santa collected 2.2 tonnes of toys, with an estimated value of over £2,000. These toys were donated to a range of local charities including Airdrie Food Bank, Scottish Women’s Refuge, Scottish Refugee Council, toy recycling charity Good Green Toys and St Andrew’s Hospice.

Additional fundraising was undertaken by a group of 10 Amey employees who created a Virgin Just Giving sponsorship page and rose over £500 of this sponsorship money directly. On February 1st, The Amey Foundation, the charitable trust established by Amey Plc, awarded matched funding of a further £500 in recognition of the group’s achievement.

A grand total of £4,300 was raised from all these Amey activities and donations. The funds were delivered to Louise O’Donnell, Fundraising Manager at St Andrew’s Hospice by Stewart Meikle, Commercial Director of Amey’s waste management division AmeyCespa, and David Black, Account Director, Amey Local Government.

Louise O’Donnell said: “The event was a huge success and raised much needed funds for patient care and on the day we were delighted to be able to publicly recognise and thank Amey for their continued support and sponsorship.”

Stewart Meikle said: “We are delighted to be able to make a contribution to the Santa Dash and Reindeer Run and support the incredible level of care and support that St Andrew’s Hospice offers to local people and their families. The support and generosity of local schoolchildren in sharing their toys also ensured that many hard-up families w