Bo’ness timber business steps up to charity challenge

STAFF at Walker Timber in Bo’ness have clocked as many steps as possible over a four-week period to raise funds for a local charity.

By the end of the month employees had collectively walked 4,280 miles, generating the same amount in pounds for Bo’ness Car4U, a volunteer-run charity that provides free hospital transport for cancer patients in the area.

The charity, which launched earlier this year, currently has ten drivers and is hoping to double this over the coming months.

Stephen Mitchell, MD at Walker Timber, said, “This is the first time we have introduced an internal fundraising initiative; it was excellent at bringing staff together and everyone was very enthusiastic about supporting Bo’ness Car4U. We hope to review other activities in the second half of the year to raise more funds for this excellent cause.”

Rod McNeill, chair of Bo’ness Car4U, added, “This support from Walker Timber is most welcome and we send our thanks to each and every individual who contributed to this massive amount. In order to succeed Bo’ness Car4U needs two essential things, donations and volunteers, thank you so much for aiding us reach that ambition.”