Oil and gas staff donate £20,000 to charities

CNRI’s Barry Duncan, and Ewan Alexander from Kayleigh’s Wee Stars
CNRI’s Barry Duncan, and Ewan Alexander from Kayleigh’s Wee Stars

An Aberdeen-based oil and gas operator has donated more than £20,000 to four children’s charities, thanks to donations from staff.

CNR International raised the cash by holding a charity auction – with prizes including a signed Denis Law shirt – late last year, and a successful raffle at the annual Christmas party.

Two charities set up by parents who lost their children will benefit from the donations, as well as national organisations Be Child Cancer Aware and Children’s 1st.

Oldmeldrum toddler Kayleigh Cordiner died in June 2012, just six months after being diagnosed with a rare and incurable brain tumour.

Her parents Jonathan and Anna set up Kayleigh’s Wee Stars to provide support for other families who have a child with terminal illness, which will now receive a cash boost from CNR International.

Patricia and Peter Innes from Aberdeen set up the Caoimhe’s Trust in memory of their daughter, who died of Edward’s Syndrome aged just 65 days. Their charity, which aims to support parents and families with babies who have the condition, will benefit.

Barry Duncan, CNRI’s vice-president for finance, said: “We are pleased to be able to contribute to the work of these organisations, which all play essential roles in helping to make people’s lives better.”