Spreading Festive Cheer

January 9, 2020

Employees from across our business spread some Festive Cheer by collecting gifts and donations for those in need. Take a look below at what they have been up to!

Our three locations in Aberdeen came together to spread some festive spirit and collect Christmas presents for Instant Neighbour’s Giving Tree. Instant Neighbour provides support to some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the communities of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The Giving Tree Campaign distributes Christmas presents to young people across the North East of Scotland who would not otherwise receive a gift at Christmas. We hope they enjoyed their presents!

Ethos House in Aberdeen also collected a selection of non-perishable foods such as tea and coffee, tinned fruit, meat and vegetables, biscuits, sweets, pasta and cereal as well as selection boxes and toiletries to be delivered to Instant Neighbour’s Food Bank. Overall the team collected 148kg of food. These donations provided numerous families with food to eat at Christmas. Great work!

The donations for Instant Neighbour

Our Steam Engineering team in Leominster, MA, recently held a Thanksgiving food drive for Ginny’s Helping Hand. They collected a mixture of non-perishable items including pasta, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, stuffing, mac and cheese, beans, peas, cranberry sauce, gravy, soup and tuna. Overall, team collected 70 pounds of food, enough items to fill four recycle bins! Well done!

The Gas Turbines team in Mulheim, Germany recently collected donations for the Herzenswünsche project. This project aims to fulfil long awaited wishes for ill children and teenagers by making their hearts desires come true. The donations made by the team in Mulheim will help the children’s dreams come true whether this is meeting a celebrity or visiting a theme park.

Congratulations to Christine Cairns our Learning, Development and Competency Manager at Light Turbines Aberdeen who has reached a new total of £10,762 and counting for Friends of Anchor! Christine has been busy over the last few weeks creating unique pieces for Christmas presents by upcycling and selling old Furniture. Christine creates beautiful hand painted and decoupage artworks as ‘Chic by Christine Cairns‘ and sells them on her Facebook page with all the proceeds being donated to the charity.

Christine’s unique creations

The team in Chicopee has been busy over the holiday season collecting donations for various local charities. Throughout November the team collected and donated empty cans to Ods recycling a project set up by a local nine-year-old which aims to clean up America. They also collected donations for the local soup kitchen and donated 173lb of food!

In December they ran a Share the Warmth drive where they put together first responder safety bags to be handed out to the homeless. Each bag contained items such as hat, gloves, socks, hand and feet warmers, granola bars, toiletries and an emergency blanket. Great work to all the team at Chicopee!

Employees in Farmington came together to collect cans and boxes of non-perishable food which they donated to a local food bank, the Frontline Mission and Food Pantry. The Frontline Mission is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to fighting hunger.

The team in Farmington with their donations

Lastly, the team in Brookhollow partnered with the Sunshine Kids charity in Houston to support and sponsor a family in need during the holiday season. The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organisation that supports children who have been diagnosed with childhood cancer. The team supported the Green family whose five-year-old boy, Phall, has cancer. The Green family provided a list of needs for the holiday season including decorations and toys for the children. The team along with the help from the team at South Sam collected all the items on the list as well as a monetary donation.

The team in Houston handing over their donations to Sunshine Kids

The kind donations, gifts and funds raised for these charities will definitely have made a difference to many people this Christmas! Well done to all involved.

Banner Image: Jennifer Wisler, Michelle Joy-Belvin, Trese Green, Ms Green, Stefani Farris, Sharnell Lee and Michael Bosshard