£1,600 for Charlie House

Johnston Carmichael staff hand over the cheque to Charlie House.
Johnston Carmichael staff hand over the cheque to Charlie House.

Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, has given a financial lift to north-east charity Charlie House – with the firm’s Inverurie team raising more than £1,600 for the cause.

Charlie House aims to build a purpose-built respite centre close to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

It is hoped this will be able to provide the children and their families a place to have some fun together in an appropriate setting.

The charity is already providing support to families by funding the provision of a community nurse working with children in the region.

Funds raised by Johnston Carmichael’s team based at the Thainstone Centre havegone towards meeting the costs of one of those nurse posts.

Charlie House also organises day and weekend trips, as well as hosting a Saturday club.

In addition to providing direct care to children with complex disabilities, the charity also works with siblings and parents, giving them additional support.

Commenting on the donation, Jim Porter, managing partner at Johnston Carmichael in Inverurie, said: “Charlie House was our nominated charity in 2015, and we are pleased to have been able to provide vthem with this additional support.”

Grampian Children’s Respite Care was started in late 2010 by a group of parents in Aberdeen that were experiencing difficulty in accessing appropriate planned respite care for their children and families.