Beatsons Building Supplies Supports a number of small local charities each year however our main Charity partner is CHAS The Childrens Hospice Association Scotland.
All our depots have CHAS collection tins on the counter tops and each year thousands of pounds of donations are passed across to CHAS through these collection tins. We also take a collection for the charity each time we host a breakfast morning at one of our depots.
Plastic Bag Tax
Beatsons has pledged to donate the money collected through the plastic bag tax to CHAS. 5p from each bag is donated to the charity.
In past years we have worked with them on a number of different projects & fundraising events.
Examples of these are :
New Front Garden for CHAS
Beatsons, working with Richmond Construction of Dunfermline provided the materials to redevelope the front garden at CHAS Offices in Kinross.
Gill Levy CHAS Relationship Manager said: “We’re hugely grateful to all the building companies and suppliers who have given their time, materials, and expertise to transform our front garden area.”
At the 2011 Gardening Scotland Show Beatons sponsored a charity display garden for CHAS. The garden featured on the Beechgrove Garden TV Show and won a Silver Gilt Medal.
Amy Telford, CHAS Fundraiser said “The Gardening Scotland show was a fantastic awareness raising event for us and the garden looked stunning. We’re thrilled that Beatson’s chose to support CHAS. All the money raised at the event will help to support children and young people who have a life-shortening condition and their families across Scotland”
In April 2011 Mark Northway one of Beatsons directors cycled round all the Beatsons branches in a day. He cycled over 111 miles and raised just over £3,000 for CHAS.
As part of our customer cinema night our Dunfermline depot offered cinema places to family with children supported by CHAS.
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.
CHAS offers care in two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. The hospices support the whole family by offering short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.
CHAS also provides a home care service, called CHAS at Home, staffed from both hospices and with dedicated teams based in Aberdeen and Inverness. The service offers care to families in their own homes when they need it most.
CHAS supports over 300 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support. The services are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help raise £9 million needed each year to provide these vital hospice services.
Visit CHAS at www.chas.org.uk