Kidney unit gift

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STAFF at international oil services company Aker Solutions in Portlethen have raised £4,000 to date for the Stonehaven Kidney Dialysis Unit through a number of charity raffles and sponsored runs.

Ann Humphrey, renal consultant at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary who is responsible for setting up the fundraising, visited Aker Solutions offices on Friday to draw the grand raffle.

The company took the decision to get behind the Kidney Dialysis Unit when a member of staff was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and had to be put on the transplant register to receive a donor kidney.

Garry Michie, managing director at Aker Solutions’ UK well service business, said: “We are committed to supporting local charities as part of our corporate social responsibility programme. A dialysis unit south of Aberdeen City is desperately needed to provide local treatment for patients requiring kidney dialysis.

“We are proud to support this very credible and worthy cause which is making a real difference to the lives of those suffering from kidney failure across the region.”

The company aims to raise a total of £14,000 for the charity this year.

Aker Solutions is one of Scotland’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 2,500 people spread across offices in Dyce and Portlethen.