National builders’ merchant Jewson has announced its new official charity partner for Scotland and the North, as Whiteleys Retreat in Ayrshire.
Whiteleys Retreat provides free therapeutic respite breaks and extended support for children, young people and their families with cancer or life altering illnesses and was selected by Jewson employees who have a close connection with the cause.
To launch the new partnership and begin its fundraising efforts for Whiteleys Retreat, members of Jewson’s branches across Scotland and the North will don their walking boots and kilts to join the Kiltwalk in Glasgow on 30th April – and walk up to 23 miles through the city, finishing in the idyllic surroundings of Loch Lomond.
As well as regular fundraising events and activities, the builders’ merchant will also assist with construction projects at the retreat, lending its expertise and working with suppliers to source products and services. Collection tins have been installed at every Jewson branch in Scotland and a new 7-a-side football competition is being organised, which will be hosted at Ayr United’s Somerset Park stadium.
Allan Davidson, regional director for Scotland, North East and Lakes at Jewson, said: “We support several good causes across Jewson’s national branches, and we are thrilled to welcome Whiteleys Retreat as our new charity partner in Scotland. It’s a fantastic cause which has touched the hearts of many people in our team and provides a vital facility to local families.
“We have set ourselves an ambitious fundraising target, but we are pulling together as a team and with our partners to make sure we reach it. We are committed to supporting Whiteleys Retreat in every way possible, helping them to continue making a huge difference to those who need it most.”
Maxine Allan, CEO of Whiteleys Retreat, added: “We are extremely delighted to be the chosen charity partner of Jewson, who will help us to raise awareness of our cause across Scotland with collection can distribution in all stores and with vital fundraising events throughout the year. They are an energetic and enthusiastic team who really believe in helping their local community. Additional thanks must go to Ayr United for introducing us to Jewson. We are looking forward to a very successful year ahead.”