Macphie makes scrum-tious donation
By Louise Shankley | Posted 23rd January 2017 | Charity
The Macphie Charities Committee recently donated £500 to Montrose and District Cricket and Rugby Club to support the build of a new clubhouse.
The club, which coaches rugby to almost 140 children from nursery age to 18 years old, has been fundraising for a new clubhouse to benefit the local children as well as the wider community as a whole. The project is expected to cost around £400,000 with work to be completed by 2019. The club has already organised several fundraising events including a duathlon, supermarket bag packs and a Burns Supper.
Club Chairman, Duncan Campbell commented, “Our new clubhouse will be a fantastic addition for the club and we’ve been working with Scottish Rugby and SportScotland to develop a wider fundraising campaign in order to meet our targets. We’re delighted to have the support of local companies including Macphie and look forward to unveiling the new clubhouse in the next few years.”
Each year, Macphie donates a percentage of profit to charitable causes and community initiatives. Employees are also encouraged to take part in fundraising events with support from Macphie. Most recently, a team of employees took part in Pedal for Scotland, a 45-mile cycle between Glasgow and Edinburgh, raising over £1000 for St. Andrew’s Hospice and The Beast Race, a 10km muddy obstacle course, which raised over £450 for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.