Lending a hand for Xmas foodbank appeal

Golden Charter in Bearsden donated to a local foodbank

Golden Charter in Bearsden donated to a local foodbank

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Staff at Golden Charter funeral planner have donated food and other essentials to Drumchapel Foodbank - to help over the festive period.

The team at the company’s head office in Bearsden gathered items including tinned foods, toiletries, breakfast cereals, hats and gloves for the community organisation that provides emergency food supplies to people in the local and wider community experiencing financial crisis in the west Glasgow area.

According to shock figures released by the Trussell Trust in November, Scotland is now the food bank capital of the UK, with more people needing support than ever before.

The collection coincided with National Christmas Jumper Day, with all proceeds from Golden Charter staff going towards the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Golden Charter has been fundraising for the cancer charity for the past year and the money raised this time totalled £248.11 which will go towards caring for cancer patients.

Gordon Swan, communications director at Golden Charter said: “As a local business, contributing to the community is high on our agenda. It’s now become our tradition to hold a foodbank drive in the run up to Christmas, with everyone going to great efforts to help those in need.

“Our staff have really pulled together throughout the year to raise thousands of pounds for charity, which has included large sum donations to Children in Need and our chosen charity of the year, the Beatson Cancer Charity. In total we have raised an incredible £10,878.99 in cash donations through a variety of fundraising activities.”

Golden Charter is the UK’s leading funeral plan provider and also offers a range of legal services related to later life planning.

The company’s significant growth has received national recognition in recent months, with the company appearing 79th in the prestigious Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 League Table, which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales over the last three years.