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Ideagen dig deep for kids' charity CHAS

Thursday17 December 2015
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STAFF at software firm, Ideagen, pulled together to boost a leading kids’ charity’s Christmas Toy drive recently.

Kind hearted employees dug deep to provide the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)with a sack full of toys which varied from Spiderman figurines to remote control cars and soft bears.

The Christmas toy drive provides CHAS with gifts for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions and their siblings.

Claire Benjamin, CHAS Regional Fundraising Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be the beneficiary of gifts from the Ideagen Christmas Toy Drive. Christmas is a magical time at the hospice, it’s all about the children and families we care for and receiving these gifts makes it all the more special.

“Play forms an important part of everyday life within our Robin House facility; not only are toys important for development, they can also be a useful aid in helping children with their medical care.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to all of the staff at Ideagen that donated toys for being so generous and thinking of us!”

Alan Blair, Ideagen’s Head of Support, co-ordinated the mass toy collection for Ideagen – which has offices across the UK, USA and Middle East – and was delighted with the efforts of everyone involved.

He said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to all those who have contributed to the toy drive for CHAS. The generosity shown by my fellow colleagues at this time of year is amazing and very much appreciated.

“If we have helped to make just one young person’s Christmas a great one, then participating in the CHAS Christmas Toy Drive has been very worthwhile indeed.”

PICTURE CAPTION: Pictured (left to right)  Ideagen staff Alan Blair, Andrew Bryson, Clare Gilliland, Karen Lundie and Alex Hewitt are pictured handing over donated toys to CHAS Fundraiser Claire Benjamin.

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