Trust Deed Scotland advisor, Lorna Carson, departs on the Sunday 23rd of August 2015 with five others for a mammoth undertaking in aid of Yorkhill Glasgow Children’s Charity. Cycling from London to Barcelona, (665km/1040 miles), in just ten days, they aim to raise £24,000 for the charity. The Trust Deed Scotland team had a bake sale in our office to help her reach her target.
Yorkhill Glasgow Children’s Charity raises money for the Royal Hospital for Children which treat 160,000 children every year.
The funds raised by the Glasgow based-charity, amongst other things, go towards medical equipment, family support and hiring some of the most skilled medical professionals in the industry.
One of our staff members who has first-hand experience of the Royal Hospital for Children said,
“The staff and doctors at Yorkhill Glasgow Children’s Hospital helped me through a tremendously difficult period when both of my children were ill at different points in my life. One of my daughters was diagnosed with an extremely rare bone disease after years of doctor’s visits with no diagnosis.
The other suffered and almost died from pneumonia when she was barely seven months old. I think if it wasn’t for the extreme professionalism of the doctors and nurses at Yorkhill, I may well not have my daughter today. The doctors and nurses sometimes go unrecognised and charities and fundraisers like this bring them to the forefront of everybody’s mind.”
Our bake sale attracted the other companies in the building, who gave generously in return for their fill of the many cakes our enthusiastic home bakers had prepared.
Once we counted the proceeds, we were very pleased to discover we had raised a fantastic £1,066.53!
After all the excitement was over and no one could possibly manage another mouthful, we were left with several boxes of cakes and biscuits. One of the company directors and a staff member took the goodies down to the Glasgow City Mission, a charitable organisation in Glasgow that helps vulnerable, homeless or poverty-stricken people and provides dinner to an average of 160 people each night. They sent us a lovely thank you letter on behalf of the homeless residents who enjoyed the cakes with their dinner.
If you would like to give something to the community, support Lorna’s cycle challenge and the fantastic Yorkhill Children’s Charity, please visit the team’s Just Giving fundraising page.