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Ideagen staff pull together to provide Christmas cheer for kids’ charity

16 December 2016

STAFF at Ideagen have pulled together to boost a leading kids' charity’s toy drive this Christmas.

Kind hearted colleagues at the company’s East Kilbride office dug deep to provide Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) with toys including stuffed animals, board games and figurines.

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

Samantha Reilly, Community Fundraiser, said: “Christmas should be a magical time for everyone, particularly children, but unfortunately each year that is not the case for some families.

“On behalf of CHAS, we’re delighted to be the beneficiary of gifts from the Ideagen Christmas Toy Drive. Christmas is all about the children and families we care for at our hospice and receiving these gifts makes it all the more special.

“Playing and having fun is a crucial part of everyday life for children 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: “Once again I would like to thank my colleagues who have pulled together for such a great cause.

“Each year I am absolutely delighted with their levels of generosity – especially at this time of year. If our efforts have managed to help just one young person enjoy Christmas then it has been worth it.

“A superb effort by all involved.”

PICTURE CAPTION: Pictured (left to right)  Ideagen staff Alan Blair, Sara Nowak, Craig Burns, Ross McLarnon, Ed Duddy, Gillian Barclay, Clare Gililland, Danielle Walker and Zoe Blake are pictured handing over donated toys to CHAS Volunteer Karl Noel.

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