Putting the FUN back in FUNdraising

Jamie Robertson, Commercial Director tells us about how David Urquhart Travel are putting the FUN back in FUNdraising for Age Scotland

Jamie Robertson, David Urquhart Travel

Jamie Robertson piles the Age Scotland van high with welcome donations

Ever since David Urquhart Travel started working with Age Scotland early last year, we’ve been thinking of ways to help raise money for the charity – and hopefully have some fun while doing so! To start with we ran a very special holiday in conjunction with Age Scotland – ‘David’s Winter Tonic’ at the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar. This was a great night away that was thoroughly enjoyed by all present – the perfect way to blow away the winter blues!

The staff in our East Kilbride office were keen to get involved and two of our hotels department (Linda Hughes and Clare McFadden) very kindly volunteered to distribute Age Scotland Charity Bags. We encouraged staff to have a post-Christmas clear out and were delighted with the response of 51 full bags! Everyone appreciated the chance to get rid of those unwanted Christmas gifts! We also ran a book sale during February which helped to raise money (and allowed for some bargains to be bought in the office). The fundraising culminated with our cake sale where the whole office participated in baking a variety of goodies as well as bringing in all manner of sweet treats. Let’s just say that it wasn’t a day for dieting! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and ate well, with some particularly impressive cakes on display.

All of these efforts helped us to raise almost £350 plus the charity bags and was a lot of fun for all of us and we know that the money will be put to good use. We’re already thinking of the next event and look forward to sharing the details with you!


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