JFO colleagues do their bit for charity

Kind-hearted colleagues have helped raise nearly £10,000 for charity by taking part in a series of challenges throughout 2014.

Members of the James Fisher Offshore workforce have been busy completing a packed programme of fundraising activities throughout the year that has benefitted a number of charitable causes across the country.

In May, key account manager Chris Reid, as part of a team of three, donned his running shoes and took part in the ever popular 'Baker Hughes 10k', helping raise nearly £1,400 for Ward 205 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

This was followed by project manager Lee Thornton, who pitted his wits against the Edinburgh 'Tough Mudder' to help his team raise over £5,000 for both Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Project engineer Corry Sutherland helped crank up over £1,000 in aid of The ARCHIE Foundation by completing the arduous two-day 'Ride the North' event.

Throughout September, the ladies took centre stage with air products sales co-ordinator Rhona McIntosh and QHSE manager Ruth Pirie both completing marathons. Rhona finished the Berlin marathon to raise nearly £1,600 for Macmillan Cancer Support, while Ruth completed the Elgin race to run up over £200 for infant feeding support at Dr Gray’s hospital in Elgin.

October saw the entire James Fisher Offshore workforce come together to 'Wear it Pink' in support of Breast Cancer Care, adding a further £300 to the grand total.

Jack Davidson, managing director at James Fisher Offshore is delighted with the staff’s efforts throughout the year, saying;

“James Fisher Offshore places great importance upon giving something back and the enthusiasm and interest shown by staff throughout the year is always fantastic.

“This year has been particularly busy in terms of people completing fundraising challenges and I’d like to both congratulate and thank the staff for their efforts. The money raised is going to a wide spread of equally fantastic causes that I’m sure will benefit greatly from the various donations.”

To find out how the wider James Fisher Group helps support local and national causes read about the Sir John Fisher Foundation.

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