Staff at GSK’s Montrose site recently took part in a week of fund-raising for Save the Children, and raised an impressive £2,000.
Glaxo Smith Kline has a strong relationship with Save the Children going back many years, and last year developed this partnership into Orange United, a fund-raising initiative with the aim of raising £1 million across the worldwide operation.
Organising the bulk of their fund raising activities into one week, ‘Orange United Week’ involved a range of activities with lots of opportunities for the staff to donate to this vital charity.
Ranging from a sponsored walk to a home bake sale there was something for everyone.
Getting fully into the spirit of giving, staff were extremely generous and the final amount raised across the week was £2,000.
Activities consisted of: a quiz, a home bake sale, a car wash, a lunchtime barbecue, a sponsored walk and a raffle.
Orange United Week organiser Jamie Kinghorn told the Review: “I would particularly like to thank a number of businesses who donated very generously to help our raffle and other activities become huge successes.
“Pert Bruce, Sharkys, MoFest, B@r, Wendy Adie Photography, Doosan, Robert Ritchie Hi-fi, Crystalle, Turriffs and Sodexo, - thank you for helping us to help children around the world.”
Site Director Andy Ross said: “It was fantastic to see that even though everyone is busy and highly focused on making our important medicines, our staff are able to release some energy, have some fun and step up for this most worthy cause.”
Save the Children works in 120 countries.
The charity’s aim is to save children’s lives. The charity helps children around the world fight for their rights and also helps them to fulfil their potential.
Over the last ten years, enormous progress has been made in several areas; reducing the number of children dying unnecessarily from preventable illnesses, stopping mothers dying in child birth and lifting millions of people and children out of poverty.
For further information about Save the children you can visit their website at www.savethechildren.org.uk.