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Eagle Couriers special delivery

Eagle Couriers special delivery

Kind-hearted directors at Scotland’s leading independent courier firm have once again donated their services to help a charity in need.

Eagle Couriers, which has bases in Glasgow, Edinburgh and West Lothian, has agreed to make another emergency delivery for the charity Project Ability following the success of an unusual fundraising event.

Last month, the firm agreed to lend its services to the Glasgow-based charity in order to help with a special fundraising roller disco in aid of people with learning disabilities and mental health issues in the city.

Eagle Couriers made a free delivery for the charity, which involved picking up boxes of “old school” style roller boots from Leeds and bringing them to Glasgow for the event, before returning them back again to England.

You can read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Scotland's leading indpendent courier firm

Scotland's leading indpendent courier firm

Kind hearted directors at Scotland’s leading independent courier firm have donated their services to help a major fundraising drive in Glasgow.

Eagle Couriers, which has bases in Glasgow, Edinburgh and West Lothian, agreed to make an 11th-hour special delivery for the charity Project Ability in order to ensure the success an unusual fundraising event.

Project Ability, which is currently relocating to new premises in Glasgow, had planned a special roller-disco to help raise money for new equipment to aid its work with children and adults with learning disabilities, and adults with mental health issues, across Scotland.

Designed with an “old school” theme, the disco involved performances from some of the city’s popular DJs and guests would be given the chance to skate with original 2×2 roller boots – called quads – as well as the modern blade variety.

You can read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership website.

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East Lothian Courier

East Lothian Courier

Eagle Couriers has launched a search to find unsung community groups across the Lothians who are in need of much-needed funding and equipment.

The Edinburgh-based company, which is Scotland’s leading independent courier firm, is looking for small charities or community projects which can benefit from its “special deliveries” initiative.

Under the drive, Eagle Couriers is asking local groups to contact them and explain what gift they need to aid their valuable work in the region. The company will then choose the best community group or local charity and will purchase the piece of equipment they have requested.

Jerry Stewart, one of Eagle Couriers directors, said: “At this time of year, there are a lot of companies who donate large sums of money to major charities, but the small community groups still tend to miss out.

“We make a lot of deliveries across the Lothians throughout the year, so we would really like to find a small local project in the area that we can help. We want to find a group that is in need of some specific equipment that will help them with their work, and then we will donate this to them.

“It’s easy to forget that a small donation can make a big difference to these charities. Even just replacing a microwave for a pensioner’s group or buying a new laptop for an after school club can be a huge help in ensuring they are able to carry on their work and help improve the lives of others.

“We may not have the unlimited funds of a huge multi-national company, but we’re determined to try and help some well-deserving local organisations at this festive time of year.”

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Staff from Scotland’s leading workplace design specialist Space Solutions raised over £1000 for Sense Scotland by taking part in a rafting event.

The team of six ‘Space Cadets’, John Mulgrew, Chris Andres, William Campbell, Yvonne Jansen, Robert Griffiths and Stephen Griffiths, from the company’s Glasgow office in Bath Street and its Dundee office in Gemini Crescent, tackled the River Tummel in Perthshire.

Space cadets Rafting

Space Cadets Rafting

The team raised £1118 through considerable support from Space Solutions management, as well as colleagues, clients, as well as their friends and families.

John Mulgrew, Commercial Manager at Space Solutions who organised the team, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day. I have to admit it was a bit scary at times particularly when we managed to capsize at the bottom of an 18ft drop but that was all part of the fun and made it all the more exhilarating.

“Unfortunately we were unable to paddle our way back to first place after that but we are delighted to have raised this sum for a charity such as Sense Scotland which does invaluable work for deaf, blind and disabled children. We will be back again next year.”

In July staff from the Aberdeen office of Space Solutions completed the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Britain’s three highest mountains, raising over £3500 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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