Not even a pandemic could stop the teams from five Scottish Bob & Berts stores from fundraising last year, as they raised over £6,000 during the month of December! Undeterred by lockdowns and restrictions, the stores still managed to raise an incredible £6,229.36 which will make a huge difference to the hundreds of families and children across Scotland that use CHAS services.
Although COVID put a stop in some of their bigger fundraising plans, Bob & Berts did not let this stop them! They donated the proceeds of their ‘CHAS Charity Cake’ which was a tasty lemon meringue gateau, as well as kindly facilitating an optional £1 donation on every in-store purchase for CHAS families.
Sue Hogg, Director of Children and Families at CHAS, said: “I want to extend a huge thank you to our very important corporate partners, Bob & Berts, who have donated an incredible £6,229.36 to CHAS from their fundraising month in December. Their continued passion and dedication to our cause is appreciated by all, especially in a year so challenging.
“With love and compassion, we offer highly personalised care for children and their families across the whole of Scotland. This money will help us achieve our aim of reaching every child and family that needs our help and keep the joy alive in the toughest of times. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Jordan Graham from Bob & Berts, who organised the internal fundraising, said: “I’m so proud of our teams and the effort that was put in to raising these funds for CHAS. Special mention has to go to the fantastic team in Falkirk, who raised £2500 alone. We’re proud to support such an incredible organisation, and are looking forward to raising even more money in our next charity month!”
CHAS’s services across Scotland
Children and families across every parliamentary region in Scotland have access to CHAS’s services, which include:
Two hospices: Rachel House (Kinross) and Robin House (Balloch) – providing respite; end of life care; family support including social work; income maximisation service; bereavement support; transition to adult services for 18 – 21s; dedicated activities teams.
CHAS at Home: operates in every local authority area – providing highly-skilled nursing care for children in their own homes.
Hospital Teams: CHAS has a specialist team in every children’s hospital in Scotland. Our Diana Children’s Nurses provide specialist support alongside the NHS in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Virtual hospice: accelerated by COVID-19, virtual delivery now underpins all our services. From May-Dec 2020, the CHAS Virtual Hospice reached an average of 170 families per month.
Rachael McDonald is a Corporate Partnerships Executive at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland