Three Scottish charities supporting vulnerable young people across the country are to share a donation of £30,000 from law firm, Gillespie Macandrew.
Children in Scotland, Rock Trust (which helps young people make a positive transition to adulthood while moving on from homelessness) and Rossie Young People’s Trust, all long-standing charity partners of the firm, will equally share this year’s donation pot of £30,000.
The total comes from partners at the firm donating a percentage of their pre-tax profits each year to charity – which has contributed over £100,000 in four years. Staff and partners also support the charities throughout the year, using a paid day off to participate in volunteer activities.
These have included working with Rossie Young People’s Trust on environmental projects to engender a culture change amongst young people to use woodlands; establishing a members’ hotline for Children in Scotland; and helping to paint accommodation for Rock Trust, amongst other activities.
Gillespie Macandrew chief executive Robert Graham-Campbell commented: “It has always been a pleasure to support these organisations, whether we engage through volunteer days, partnering to host training events, or providing pro-bono legal advice.
“To be able to go further and also share the success of our day-to-day business activity with a donation of profits is important to us. We believe that charity goes beyond just financial contributions, so we’ll continue to offer our practical support however we can, but we know that monetary gifts are also vital to these organisations. We look forward to seeing how each of our charity partners continues to grow with this additional backing.”