Icing on the cake for Macphie

REPRESENTATIVES from Alzheimer Scotland were welcomed to Macphie to receive a cheque for �6,000. From left, Alex Chalmers, Karen Scott, Yvonne Tindal, Annette Mills, Sarah Duff, Beatrice Darnell, Julie Christie and Gillian Rattray.
REPRESENTATIVES from Alzheimer Scotland were welcomed to Macphie to receive a cheque for �6,000. From left, Alex Chalmers, Karen Scott, Yvonne Tindal, Annette Mills, Sarah Duff, Beatrice Darnell, Julie Christie and Gillian Rattray.

Staff at local food ingredients manufacturer, Macphie of Glenbervie, continue to prove their generosity by rallying together to support local charities and help those who need it most.

The Macphie Charity of the Year, chosen by employees was Alzheimer Scotland. A year-long fundraising campaign resulted in a fantastic sum of £6,000 being raised. Staff took part in arrange of fund-raising initiatives including a DeviliShh pudding party, sponsored walks and cycles, casual days and even sponsored slims!

Macphie Human Resources Director, Sylvia Halkerston, was thrilled with the amount raised saying: “We’re proud of our people; they choose who to support and put a lot of effort into raising the money. It’s true to say that there are very few families who are not touched by Alzheimer’s and identifying it early is key to doing something about it, we are delighted to make this contribution.”

Representatives from Alzheimer Scotland were invited along to Macphie’s head-quarters in Glenbervie for a celebratory lunch where they were also presented with the cheque.

Sarah Duff from the Stonehaven branch of Alzheimer Scotland, thanked the group saying “£6,000 is an incredible amount and it couldn’t come at a better time. Work at the charity has been trimmed back to the essentials and this money can go towards supporting initiatives that make a real difference to sufferers and their families, such as walking groups, relaxation classes, photography groups and our café, which all rely on fundraising to keep going. These groups enable sufferers to get out and meet people and carry on living life as normally as possible. Importantly this money will also go towards buying a new mini-bus as use of the current bus has recently been taken away from the group. We are truly grateful to everyone at Macphie who has taken the time to participate and donate.”