Montrose Glaxo staff raise money for children’s charity

A number of employees during the car wash

A number of employees during the car wash

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Staff at GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Montrose plant raised a four-figure sum for a children’s charity.

The GSK employees took part in the site’s annual fundraising week for Save the Children, with a record-breaking £1650.46 raised during the week.

In 2013, GSK and Save the Children formed a ground-breaking five-year partnership combining Save the Children’s global reach and experience, with GSK’s innovation, resources and expertise.

The purpose of the partnership is to help save the lives of one million children by tackling preventable child mortality across the world.

As part of this partnership, GSK employees take part in fundraising activities during June in what is known as Orange United Week.

On Thursday, June 23, the Montrose fire team led a car wash in the staff car park, assisted by a number of volunteers from apprentices to senior leaders.

On Friday, June 24 staff held a bake sale, which included a quiz and ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition.

All week, the Orange United team sold tickets for the Montrose Orange United Raffle.

Site communications manager Jamie Kinghorn said: “I am really pleased with what we were able to raise during the week.

“This is the most successful Orange United Week at Montrose since the beginning of the Save the Children partnership in 2013 and I would like to thank everyone who helped with the events, the local businesses who kindly donated raffle prizes and of course everyone who gave so generously.

“GSK Montrose is indebted to the following businesses who donated raffle prizes: Doosan Babcock, Pert Bruce, Robert Ritchie Hi-fi, Crystalle, 3Sixty, Madison’s cafe, The Pavilion, Harry’s bar, Pampered and Polished, Sharkys, Jewels not Tools, Celtic Connections, and Montrose Music Festival.”