A LOCAL CHARITY is to be given a financial boost from Moray based Baxters Food Group and the legacy fund The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation.
Inspire – a charity that supports people with learning disabilities and their families across the north east of Scotland – will receive over £1,600, with half raised by a team of Baxters’ employees and their efforts matched by The Foundation.
Inspire, located on Aberdeen’s Beach Boulevard, provides a range of services in the city, Aberdeenshire and Moray including residential care, supported accommodation, training initiatives for employment and respite.
The group of employees took part in various activities and creative tasks to help raise as money for the chosen cause, including raffles, ‘guess the weight’ of the homemade cake and the production of a 2016 calendar, which was created using local wildlife photography taken by one of the employees.
Kay Jackson, manager of The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, said: “We’re delighted that Baxters’ employees wanted to help local charity, Inspire.
“This worthy cause delivers such valuable work and opportunities to people with learning disabilities and families throughout the north east of Scotland. The Foundation was proud to match the amount raised to give even more to this worthwhile organisation.”
Andrew Reid, Inspire’s Community Fundraiser, added: “We are extremely grateful to Baxters Food Group and The Foundation for this fantastic donation which will allow us to continue our vital work empowering the life choices of people with learning disabilities and additional support needs in the local area.”
The Foundation – which manages personal legacies left by Gordon and Ena Baxter – awards funds twice each year to groups working in education, health, social welfare, sport, arts, heritage, conservation and the environment.