Lord Provost congratulates construction firm and suppliers on charity efforts

GLASGOW-based construction firm City Building was recently joined by Lord Provost Philip Braat to celebrate £20,000 being raised by the company and its supply chain in 2021.

The funds will help support two local charities – the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and Glasgow’s Children’s Hospital Charity.

Visiting City Building’s grounds in the north of Glasgow, the Lord Provost met with representatives from each company who had donated and presented two cheques, valued at £10,000 each, to the charities.

Alan Burns, executive director of City Building, said, “I am immensely proud of City Building, its employees and our generous supply chain who pulled together to make these donations possible. The Scottish Association for Mental Health and Glasgow’s Children’s Hospital Charity are two very worthwhile organisations, who we have been pleased to support previously and look forward to supporting in the future.

“It feels especially poignant to be able to support our corporate charities after another year in this pandemic, and we are privileged to do so.”

Lord Provost Philip Braat added, “I would like to thank City Building and the donors whose contributions will make a tremendous difference to the lives of so many of the most vulnerable in our society.  It was an honour to meet with representatives from the various donor organisations to congratulate their efforts – their generosity will go a long way to helping two extraordinary charities continue their mission to support our communities.”

City Building previously held annual charity golf days but were unable to do so amidst the pandemic. Instead, the firm raised money through a team trip to complete the UK’s Three Peaks challenge and called for donations from its supply chain.

Fiona Lewis, corporate partnerships manager at SAMH, said, “This generous donation from City Building and its partners has been accepted at a crucial point during the pandemic, in which many have had difficulties with their mental health. This funding will allow us to continue delivering our essential services to support those struggling across the country. A huge thank you from everyone at SAMH to City Building and its partners for their commitment and kind support of the mental health cause.”

William McGowan, head of partnerships and events from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said, “We rely on donations to fund life-changing equipment, support services and research at Scotland’s busiest children’s hospital. We would like to thank City Building and its supply chain for its continuous help and are proud to have partnered with the firm in 2021.”