Bypass team’s festive boost for charity

Kirstie Golightly, AWPR/B-T community liaison officer, delivers presents to the Cornerstone office in Aberdeen.
Kirstie Golightly, AWPR/B-T community liaison officer, delivers presents to the Cornerstone office in Aberdeen.
0
Have your say

Hundreds of children, young people and adults received a special Christmas gift - thanks to a huge donation to a Giving Tree campaign by workers on the Aberdeen bypass project.

The AWPR/Balmedie-Tipperty contractor’s team delivered 700 gifts to social care charity Cornerstone.

The Giving Tree scheme has seen a variety of Scots organisations signing on to host a Giving Tree from which employees picked a present tag and donated a gift of their choice.

The presents are in all shapes and sizes, from puzzles and DVDs to sensory toys and sports kits.

Yvonne Gilfillan, CSR Manager for the AWPR/B-T contractor, said they were delighted to support Cornerstone.

She added: “We are conscious that not everyone has the opportunity or means to celebrate over the festive period, but hope that the gifts donated will help to bring some comfort.”

Edel Harris, Cornerstone CEO, said: “Their incredibly generous donations will bring joy to so many of the people we support in the North-east and across Scotland.”

Cornerstone provides care and support services for adults, young people and children who live with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, dementia and other support needs.