Gulf staff and customers dig deep for sick kids

Charity cheque handover

Big-hearted customers and employees at Gulf forecourts across central Scotland have raised almost £2,500 for Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

The charity raises funds to support the babies, children and young people treated at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow (formerly Yorkhill Hospital).

The donation was suggested by Senga Mulrine, Certas Energy’s Cluster Manager, and widely supported by employees at all of the nine Gulf-branded retail forecourts which took part by displaying donation buckets on their counters December 2015. Customers and staff at the following Certas sites chipped in: Bellshill, Cambuslang, Carronvale (Larbert), Coatbridge, Haughs in Denny, Keith, Lanark, Newmains and Portland in Hamilton.

Mulrine commented: “Yorkhill Children’s Charity at the Royal Hospital for Children is close to all the sites collecting money from customers and, at some point in their lives, most local residents will have benefitted from its services in one way or another. We were delighted with the amount raised in such a short space of time.”

Natalie Cottier, Community Events Fundraising Assistant at Yorkhill Children’s Charity, gratefully received the donation from Senga Mulrine at Cambuslang Filling Station on Wednesday 27th January (see picture).

Kirsten Sinclair, Director of Fundraising for the charity, commented, “We are incredibly grateful for the support from Gulf and their customers. This very generous donation will help us ensure that our young patients and their families at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow have the best possible care and experience.”