An oil firm has raised and donated more than £8,000 to support the work of a charity close to the hearts of employees.
Funds were raised by Bibby Offshore’s Healthy Working Lives Team which took in £8,225 for the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA).
SHA is the only charity in Scotland offering dedicated specialist support to families living with the incurable genetic neurological conditional, Huntington’s Disease.
The charity is one which is very close to hearts of employees at the firm as employee Keith Gordon, the company’s materials controller, lives with Huntington’s, while a number of his colleagues also have family members affected.
Keith said: “The SHA Grampian Specialist Service team has helped me so much with many aspects of living with Huntington’s Disease – including helping me to complete benefit application forms and providing all sorts of advice. I know that I can contact the team at any time for any help or support I may need, and I know I would struggle without its support.”
The money was raised through employees taking part in assault course race Glack Attack, the Kilt Walk, as well as a barbecue and live dance. The Healthy Working Lives Team develops and delivers a series of events and initiatives throughout the year to help personnel make positive changes to their lives.