Local firm helps local kids

Portlethen energy firm Hunting Energy Services have decked a hall with boughs of holly to help out a children’s charity.

The Badentoy-based company helped CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland) to decorate Sheddocksley Baptism Church ahead of the CHAS Christmas party and also donated unused decoations.

The party was arranged for families supported by “CHAS at Home” which assists families between hospice visits or when children are too sick to travel.

The Portlethen company have been providing volunteering support to CHAS throughout the year with their hardworking staff painting CHAS’ Rosemount offices and also raising almost £500 at a recent pub quiz.

Hunting’s Group HR Manager, Bridget Upton also took part in The KiltWalk in Arbroath with Hunting sponsoring her £250.

Bruce Ferguson, managing director at Hunting Energy Services, said: “CHAS works so hard to support children and their families, providing what is often referred to as a lifeline, so we have been only too happy to assist them.

“A number of us have visited their hospice in Kinross to get a feel for what they do and our utmost respect goes out to the team.”

David Strathearn, CHAS’ regional fund-raising manager, said: “On behalf of CHAS, thank you to the brilliant team from Hunting. I am looking forward to building further the partnership and connections within Hunting – we really appreciate their help.”

Hunting has been supporting a number of charities this year, including the Scottish Community Foundation for whom Hunting has fundraised £12,000 over a six month period. A 54 mile walk was completed, in addition to a sponsored car wash and band night.