Raffling off a bottle of whisky could be considered a dram fine way to raise money for a good cause, and one national cancer charity is toasting staff at an Aberdeenshire company thanks to the idea.
Employees at Scottish energy equipment manufacturer and service provider Flowline Specialists recently raised over £80 for Macmillan Cancer Support as they bid to win a bottle of Scotland’s national drink. Having been gifted a bottle of Balblair 2005 Highland Single Malt Whisky, the Oldmeldrum-based firm decided to give staff the chance to win it.
A lucky squares competition was organised, with each square being sold to employees for £1 and the winning number then being randomly selected. The competition raised a total of £84 which was donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. This is enough to pay for a Macmillan nurse to provide three hours of care, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
Macmillan Cancer Support works to improve the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial assistance. The organisation estimates that one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and campaigns to ensure that everyone with cancer receives the right treatment.
Commenting on the fundraising, Flowline Specialists CEO, Jim Smith, said: “This lucky squares competition was a really simple fundraising concept for a company of our size. Some of our employees decided to increase their chances of winning by purchasing a few squares which helped boost the amount we raised. It is gratifying to know that the amount we raised can support a Macmillan nurse in providing their vital care.”
Flowline Specialists is committed to supporting a range of community events and charities each year. This includes sponsoring events, donating items to raffles, encouraging staff volunteering and taking part in fundraising efforts. Recent examples of the firm’s generosity can be seen in its 15 for 15 campaign.