Lothian employees make annual donation to local charitiesMore than £17,000 raised by Lothian Buses Employees’ Charities Committee

Marie Curie nurse.

Lothian employees have made their annual donation to various local charities through the Lothian Buses Employees’ Charities Committee.

Thanks to the generosity of Lothian colleagues, £17,400 has been raised for 24 local causes, with each charity receiving a donation of £725. Charities include:

  • Action for Children (project in Gilmerton)
  • Autism Initiatives UK (Number 6 One Stop Shop)
  • Claymore Club
  • Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Cyrenians
  • Drum Riding Centre for the Disabled Trust
  • Edinburgh Hospital Broadcasting Service
  • Enable (Edinburgh Branch)
  • Fetlor Youth Club
  • Hearts & Minds
  • Leonard Cheshire Foundation
  • Life Care (formerly Edinburgh and Leith Age Concern)
  • Marie Curie Hospice
  • Mayfield Radio Unit
  • MS Therapy Centre Lothian
  • Music in Hospitals
  • Myeloma
  • NARA – The Breathing Charity
  • Northfield & Willowbrae Community Services Group
  • Penicuik Community Sports & Leisure Foundation
  • Scottish Autism
  • Sight Scotland
  • St Columba’s Hospice
  • Whale Arts

 Stephen Bennett, Fundraiser for Autism Initiatives, said:

“I would like to thank the Committee members of the Lothian Buses Employees’ Charities Fund; and of course, Lothian Buses employees for your continued support. Donations such as these really do help us make a real difference on the ground.”.

“Our COVID-19 Recovery Project for Women with Asperger’s will enable the Number 6 One Stop Shop in Edinburgh to provide dedicated one-to-one online support sessions for these vulnerable women.”

Sean Donnelly, Fundraising Manager for Hearts & Minds, said:

“Hearts & Minds is absolutely delighted to be receive support from the Lothian Buses Employees’ Charites Fund, it is a tough time for charities and even more so for the people we connect with in hospitals, hospices, and care homes. This support is invaluable and will help us reach more people through our Clowndoctor and Elderflower programmes.

“We are very proud that we have continued to support some of the most vulnerable children and the elderly during the pandemic. We are very grateful for the continued support from Lothian Buses employees as we are able to bring light, fun, joy and laughter when it is needed most.”