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City Building donates almost £30,000 to charity

City Building built upon its charitable reputation last year by donating £29,701 to a total of 18 organisations. 

Employees at the Glasgow-based construction firm and its manufacturing arm RSBi ran, baked and jumped their way through 2017 to raise over £8,000 for 13 worthy causes including Cancer Research, Macmillan Cancer Care Scotland and Scottish SPCA. Staff, who also organised a range of events from sports days to coffee mornings, even took the plunge and abseiled down Glasgow’s famous Titan Crane. 

The company’s charity partners for 2017, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland and Cash For Kids, benefited from corporate donations of £10,000 and £8,000 respectively following various fundraising activities. The funding will help to provide thousands of children and families with the vital and personalised care they need. 

Giving back to communities is part of City Building’s unique social ethos. The company’s socially responsible approach includes encouraging apprentices to undertake voluntary work in the community as part of their personal and professional development. 

Dr Graham Paterson, chief executive at City Building, said: “It is an honour to know that what we do here at City Building and RSBi benefits not only our staff and local community, but groups and individuals throughout Scotland. 

“I am very proud of all our staff whose generosity of time and spirit has meant we have once again been able to give back to the local community and maintain inclusion as a driving force within this organisation. I can’t wait to see what amazing fundraisers they come up with in 2018.” 

A further £3,310 in corporate donations was provided to an array of local charities and organisations such as Hampden Primary School, the Kiltwalk and the Les Hoey Dream Maker Foundation which received £1,250 to arrange once-in-a-lifetime experiences for children with life-threatening illnesses. 

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