SSE Cumbernauld staff dig deep

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 20:56 on 16 July 2015

Scottish and Southern Energy

Staff took part in a month long fundraising drive. Picture: SSE. 

EMPLOYEES at the Cumbernauld base of energy giant SSE have been showing just how generous they are, with a month long charity drive collecting a dozen crates of food.

Staff at the Cumbernauld HQ of Scottish and Southern Energy had been asked for the past month to donate food, money and vouchers – donations which will now all go towards local foodbanks.

Workers at the energy firm’s base proved themselves to be incredibly generous, with 12 crates of food and other goods collected as part of the month long drive.

Everything that has been donated will be collected by the Cumbernauld Against Poverty action group and handed out to local foodbanks. 

SSE colleagues managed to collect a dozen crates of food, including tinned goods, porridge, biscuits, tea bags, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos and baby care items.

Cumbernauld Against Poverty says that the collection has been so successful that the items will now be split between two foodbanks in the local area.

A spokesperson for SSE explained: “Our colleagues decided to support the cause after learning Vulnerability Strategy Manager Louise Bailey’s son, Jordan Daly, was a co-founder of CAP along with Liam Stevenson.

“Both Jordan and Liam recently visited the office to collect the donations and thank everyone for all their efforts.”

Commenting on the fundraising drive, Neil Potts, SSE’s Employee Engagement Manager, said: “Everyone has been really supportive of the fundraising drive - we’ve collected enough donations to support two foodbanks in the local area.

“We also have a pool table in the break area where employees spend 20p on a game. The proceeds from this were also donated to CAP, raising £245 which was then topped up with vouchers and cash to reach £527,” he added.