Hub South East raises £15,000 for community project

Grassmarket Cheque Handover
Billy Gray (Framework Manager – Morrison Construction), Jonny Kinross (Chief Executive – Grassmarket Community Project), Tommy Steel (Workshop Manager – Grassmarket Community Project), Richard Park (Operations Director – Hub South East), Jo Elliot (Chair – Hub South East Board), Craig Bridges (Framework Director – GRAHAM Construction)

OVER £15,000 was raised at a charity golf event organised by Hub South East.

Supported by primary sponsors, GRAHAM Construction and Morrison Construction, as well as a number of other supply chain partners, Duddingston Golf Club played host to 18 teams who enjoyed a round of golf, followed by a meal, raffle and auction.

Through team entry, sponsorship and money raised on the day, the Grassmarket Community project will benefit from a total of £15,099.15. 

Richard Park, Hub South East’s Operations Director said, “We’re proud to have raised such a fantastic amount for a very worth local charity. This was a real team event, demonstrating the commitment and support of Hub South East’s two Tier 1 contractors – GRAHAM Construction and Morrison construction – as well as its supply chain – to come together and give something back locally.”

Jonny Kinross, Chief Executive, Grassmarket Community Project, added, “The Grassmarket Community Project is delighted to be the chosen charity of Hub South East’s 2015 golf day. We cannot believe everyone’s generosity and support and would like to thank all the people involved for raising such an amazing amount of money.”

“We rely on the generosity and kindness of our donors to support some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable and marginalised individuals. We benefit over 300 members a year in a variety of ways and we support people as long as it takes. We cannot thank Hub South East enough for their support, without which we couldn’t continue to reach the most vulnerable.”

GRAHAM Construction framework director, Craig Bridges attended the golf day. He said, “The charity’s innovative approach to helping some of the city’s most vulnerable people, particularly in areas such as skills development and community support, echoes our company’s own social responsibility ethos.” 

Billy Gray, Hub South East Framework Manager, Morrison Construction added, “It’s important to us as a company not only to produce flagship projects, but to honour our pledge to invest in the communities in which we operate too, and as such we have already used reclaimed wood from our Royal Edinburgh Hospital site for furniture for the charity’s social enterprise, and are looking to extend our relationship with them in the future.”