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Glasgow firm helps charity closer to home

McCrea FS will raise thousands of pounds for Common Wheel

A local charity helping people with mental health problems has received a major boost.

Maryhill-based Common Wheel has been chosen by McCrea Financial Services as the firm’s nominated charity this year.

Glasgow-based McCrea FS has already raised close to £20,000 with an annual charity golf day and staff taking part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk.

Next up in the fundraising calendar, McCrea founder and managing director Douglas McCrea will undertake his annual charity walk, The Borders Abbeys Way Walk in mid-August, covering 109 kilometres.

'Supporting'

Douglas McCrea said: “After several years of supporting bigger charities, post-Covid we really wanted to do our bit on a local level with a smaller charity which does great work in the local community.

Elaine Hamilton, McCrea FS, and Alison Somerville at Common Wheel
Elaine Hamilton, McCrea FS, and Alison Somerville at Common Wheel

“Our 12th annual charity golf day was a fantastic success, and we owe thanks to all those who supported the event, came along on the day and helped us raise such a terrific total.

“As is always the case, the team at McCrea Financial Services have really stepped up at the golf day and the Glasgow Kiltwalk, and are keen to continue to do their bit.

“Giving something back to the local community has always been important to us as a business but after the difficulties the last couple of years has caused many charities, the support in 2022 feels even more important than ever.

 

After several years of supporting bigger charities, post-Covid we really wanted to do our bit on a local level with a smaller charity which does great work in the local community.

Douglas McCrea

 

“We’re delighted to be able to make a meaningful contribution to help the many activities at Common Wheel and look forward to seeing our fundraising total climb higher and higher in the months ahead.”

Common Wheel provides meaningful activities for people with mental health problems in Glasgow including bicycle maintenance, music, visual arts and climbing projects.

Alison Sommerville, project manager at Common Wheel, said: “Funds raised through our partnership with McCrea Financial Services will help us to continue to make a real difference to people with mental illness.

“This is our 21st year as a charity and as we celebrate our longevity and many successes, we also face the challenges of continuing to raise funds within a crowded and competitive landscape as more people are turning to third sector organisations for support.

Common Wheel provides activities for people with mental health problems
Common Wheel provides activities for people with mental health problems

“We are also pleased to be raising awareness of our work through the generous support of all at McCrea.”

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