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International energy logistics provider donates £20,000 to local charities

Leading international energy logistics provider Peterson has donated £20,000 to two local charities that provide support to thousands of people across the north of Scotland.

Maggie’s and Mental Health Aberdeen, who each received a donation of £10,000, were selected by employees of the company as charities for 2018.  Both organisations were selected based on Peterson employees having direct experience of the issues these causes support.

Staff in Aberdeen and surrounding offices came together to raise £20,000 through various fundraising events throughout the year with most of the funds being raised at the annual Christmas party, with Peterson’s support.

Different charities are selected each year for the Aberdeen and surrounding offices and a total of £60,000 has been raised through a variety of fundraising events over the past three years through this scheme. In addition to this, other regional offices donate to charities active in their local communities including Shetland where £4,500 was raised for NHS Shetland endowment fund to raise funds for an MRI scanner in Shetland.

These fundraising schemes are part of our wider ‘Dare to Care’ initiative to benefit the communities we work in.

Bob Smith,  Head of Operations at Peterson said: “I am proud of my colleagues for their commitment to making a real difference in the community. These charities were chosen as they deal with issues close to the team’s heart, with some of the staff having experienced support from both of them in the past."

Jules Goodwin, Centre Fundraiser for Maggie’s Aberdeen comments: “Thank you from all of us at Maggie’s Aberdeen for the amazing support and fantastic donation, we will use this money to continue to deliver vital support services and a safe place for those affected by cancer."

Maggie’s offers free practical and emotional support for all people living with cancer, and their family and friends. Built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, including Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Maggie’s Centres are warm and welcoming places, with qualified professionals on hand to support people with cancer and their loved ones.

Mental Health Aberdeen helps young people and adults experiencing difficulties with their mental health through free counselling session throughout Aberdeen and rural Aberdeenshire to support individual’s wellbeing through very challenging situations.

Aberdeen Foyer and Care + Repair have been chosen as the charities Peterson will be supporting in 2019.