THE HFD Charitable Foundation has diverted £250,000 to local causes and vulnerable communities amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
The charitable arm of the property development and IT business HFD Group, has pledged to support a number of initiatives in Glasgow and Lanarkshire. These include the St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie, NSPCC Childline Glasgow, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Covid-19 Appeal.
The Covid-19 response has been financed entirely by the HFD Group. Trustees of the foundation refocussed the 2020 strategy and fundraising plans following the outbreak of Covid-19, with funds concentrated towards support for local causes addressing the crisis.
Kat Ovenden, trustee of The HFD Charitable Foundation, said, “We recognise that the current crisis is a challenging time for everyone, but there are organisations and people in our local communities who need extra support now, more than ever. It’s been great to see Scottish businesses coming together to play a role in tackling the virus, for instance, using specialist tools and equipment to help with the demand for PPE or hand sanitiser. Our view is that fast-tracking our annual contributions to the local community is the best way we can offer support.
“Our charitable foundation was set up to directly benefit local causes in Glasgow and the wider Lanarkshire area – where the majority of our business is based – and we hope to play a role in supporting some of the people most in need.”