Staff at an Aberdeen oilfield services firm have smashed a charity fundraising target in honour of the company’s 50th anniversary.
Employees at Asco raised £75,000 over the course of 2017 by toiling away with bake sales, quiz nights, walking challenges and a football tournament.
The money has now been donated to three charities: Stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands, Great Yarmouth RNLI and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars.
Workers had initially planned a more modest £50,000 target.
Jamie Marr from the firm said: “We are delighted to have surpassed our ambitious target of £50,000 last year and to be able to donate so much money to our chosen charities.”
Of the £75,000 raised, £45,000 has been given to Inverurie-based Kayleigh’s Wee Stars which supports the families of children with terminal illnesses.
The charity’s Ewan Alexander said: “It’s an incredible amount to raise and donate to a local charity in one year, especially given the challenges faced locally in our economy.
“This means we have secured funds for 2018.”