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Burness Paull Foundation Sees Volunteers Make A Difference

The Burness Paull Foundation, the charitable trust of Burness Paull, has helped more than 29 charities and causes over the last 12 months by providing volunteering time and financial support. 

Fully funded by Burness Paull and governed by 10 trustees, the Foundation was established two years ago to support the charitable fundraising efforts of the employees, as well as the corporate responsibility initiatives of the firm.

Over the course of the year, it worked with the Gloag Foundation’s Freedom from Fistula initiative to fund a 20 foot-long container, which staff and partners filled with hundreds of essential items for women and children. It was shipped to the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Sierra Leone, which treats up to 300 fistula patients a year. The contents of the container included clothing, nappies and formula for babies. Burness Paull staff also got their knitting needles out and produced more than 300 squares that will be used to make blankets.

Closer to home, 25 volunteers helped the Bedrock Trust in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen to build three new play areas for children in deprived areas, while the annual Christmas appeal supported local homeless charities and foodbanks. 

Lindsay Wallace, Burness Paull general counsel and Foundation chair said: “In its second full year we have seen some fantastic contributions from across the firm. It’s not just about financial support. We are especially proud of the time individuals have devoted to the various charities and causes throughout the year. Their efforts have made a real difference to children and adults across Scotland, the UK and internationally.

“Going forward, and in addition to our existing initiatives, we will be committing annual fundraising and support to Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions; Muscular Dystrophy UK and in particular the Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund; and Charlie House, a local children's charity which supports children with complex disabilities and life limiting conditions. ”

 

03 November 17