Staff at Petrofac in Aberdeen have raised more than £42,000 to help premature and sick babies at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.
The money has enabled the unit to purchase a new giraffe incubator, an essential, but high-cost piece of equipment which promotes stability and growth in fragile premature newborns.
Staff got together within their departments to come up with their own fundraising ideas which included the management team carrying local wheelchair athlete Kenny Herriot to the top of Bennachie and back again.
Left over funds were put to good use to tick off some other items on the charity’s ‘wish-list’ including a height adjustable cot and a drinking water unit for parents and visitors.
Friends of the Special Nursery is the charity of hospital’s neo-natal unit.
Petrofac Engineering and Production Services managing director (west) Walter Thain, said: “The enthusiasm and generosity of our staff over the last two years has been exceptional.
“Despite recent challenging times for our industry the drive for fundraising has not been dampened.
“Today we see first-hand just how vital this money has been for the unit and I know that our teams will take pride in knowing that they made this possible.
“We chose Friends of Special Nursery via a vote for nominated charities put forward by our staff.
“I was so surprised by how many of our team had first-hand experience of premature birth and the decision to support the unit was very important and personal to them.
Kirsty Bishop, chair of Friends of the Special Nursery, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the amazing support from the Petrofac team over the past two years.
“Their dedication to fundraising efforts has been tremendous and we really can’t thank them enough for raising such a significant amount of money.”