18 Jun 2018
One of Scotland’s largest development and construction companies, the Cruden Group is celebrating its 75th anniversary by raising £28,500 for Beatson Cancer Charity after more than 50 dedicated staff took part in the 5 mile, 13 obstacle Tough Mudder Half assault course this weekend.
Having already raised more than £6 million for worthy causes through its Cruden Foundation which was founded in 1957, the company is looking to add to its already impressive CSR history with a bumper fundraising year in 2018.
More than 50 staff members signed up to participate in the Tough Mudder with some 20 supporters also travelling to the event at Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway. Each Cruden team member had an individual fundraising page, while non-participating staff backed the campaign with personal donations and by spreading the word to their own contacts. Staff raised £24,750, while Cruden Group contributed a further £75 per head (£3,750 total) in celebration of its diamond year.
The overall total for the Team Cruden Tough Mudder campaign is confirmed at £28,500, smashing its original target of £10,000, and a cheque will be delivered to Beatson Cancer Charity this week.
Beatson Cancer Charity supports people affected by cancer through a range of services, funding specialists, research and education aimed at creating a better-cared-for journey for cancer patients and their families.
Joyce Ross, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Beatson Cancer Charity said: “We’re delighted and grateful to accept this very generous donation from Cruden Group. The Tough Mudder Half is an impressive physical feat and we applaud every staff member who undertook the course, as well as those who supported them through donations from the side lines. Thanks to this donation, we will be able to continue funding specialists, research and education to invest in a better future for cancer patients and their families.”
Kevin Reid, Cruden Group Managing Director, said: “I am very proud of Cruden’s excellent charity fundraising record, and particularly this phenomenal response to raising money for Beatson Cancer Charity through our Tough Mudder team.
“Our continued success at Cruden is down to the very tight-knit staff team and in every pound raised I see a reflection of their quality and dedication which has helped us contribute more than £6 million to good causes over the years, while continuing to grow and thrive in our 75th year and beyond. A big thank you goes to each member of our team and their very generous backers, who helped make our Tough Mudder charity project such a success.”
Founded in 1943, the Cruden Group is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2018 with a series of CSR and staff team-building events. Its participation in Tough Mudder was a staff-led and voluntary initiative.