Building contractor goes the extra mile for charity

BIG-hearted staff from a Scottish building firm are taking part in this year’s Kiltwalk to raise money for charity.

A six-strong team from McDermott Group’s Glasgow base will walk 23 miles on Sunday April 29 to raise cash for Action for Children Scotland, setting off from Glasgow Green and finishing at Moss O’ Balloch Park.

The team comprises George McLeod, Anne Marie Tomlin, Graeme Lavery, Colin Todd, Terry Carroll and William Ogilvie.

McDermott Group previously supported Action for Children Scotland, a charity that works with children and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds, including working with them at Christmas to donate more than £3,000 of cash, food and gifts. McDermott Group also recently employed seven young trainees who were placed by Action for Children Scotland to give them on the job training in order to become domestic energy assessors.

Darren McDermott, managing director of McDermott Group said, “We wish our team from McDermott Group the best of luck in taking on the challenge of completing the 23 mile Mighty Stride at the Kiltwalk in aid of Action for Children. We have strong ties to the charity and we want to support the excellent work it is carrying out, both here in the west of Scotland and across the country.  Our team know walking 23 miles is no mean feat but, with the training they have undertaken ahead of the event and their determination to complete it together, we are sure they will succeed.”

Julie Lunt, senior fundraiser at Action for Children Scotland added, “We are really excited that McDermott Group are joining Action for Children’s biggest ever Kiltwalk team this Sunday. The company have supported our Youthbuild employability programme for many years and it’s fantastic that they are going the extra mile by raising funds for the charity too.”