Ashwood Scotland hails latest charity success Nearly £7,500 raised at Annual Charity Ball
The Ashwood Scotland Foundation, which was set-up over a decade ago by the Bathgate-based construction company Ashwood Scotland, has raised nearly £7,500 at its latest Annual Ball.
Over 140 guests attended the event held at the Hillcroft Hotel in Whitburn where a Brass Ensemble from Deans Community High School played Christmas carols during dinner.
A total of £7,496 was raised with the funds being distributed between Friends of Chernobyl Children West Lothian, Simpson Babies and Marie Curie Hospice.
Archie Meikle, managing director of Ashwood Scotland Ltd and Trustee of the Ashwood Scotland foundation, gave a well informed and, at times, emotional speech about the sterling work undertaken by Friends of Chernobyl Children West Lothian who received a cheque for £5,500 with the balance distributed between the other charities and worthwhile causes the Foundation supports.
“Our annual fundraising ball is always a humbling experience for everyone who attends and this year was no different,” commented Mr Meikle.
“Since the Foundation was formed we are proud to have raised well over £125,000 for our nominated charities; it seems people’s generosity has no bounds.”
Ashwood, who were founded in 1999 and employ 75 people, are currently active on a number of prestigious contracts for University of Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh & the Royal Zoological Society Edinburgh.
Contracts totaling £10.4 million will see the firm deliver a new animal enclosure Edinburgh Zoo, a Stone restoration and refurbishment of the Old College an internal refurbishment Rainy Hall New College both for University of Edinburgh and a number of school refurbishments for City of Edinburgh Council respectively.
“The start of next year promises to be extremely active with a number of new projects coming on stream, all of which are due for completion in the first half of 2018,” added Mr Meikle.
Pictured from left to right David Charman, Archie Meikle Ashwood Scotland – Andrea Wood-Kidd, Adela Keenan Friends of Chernobyl Children West Lothian