ARCHIE quids in thanks to incredible donation from team at Curtis Banks in Dundee

The Tayside Children’s Hospital appeal has been handed a boost of thousands of pounds thanks to generous staff at a financial services firm in Dundee.

Workers at Curtis Banks Ltd in the city chose The ARCHIE Foundation as its local charity of the year and have since opted to continue donating to local sick children for the coming year too.

From left to right: Curtis Banks staff members Jennifer Steedman, Stef Hume, Arafat Abir, Linda Meiklejohn of The ARCHIE Foundation, Gemma Herd, Aileen Paterson, Lesley Croll and Jenny Leith.

Fundraisers were held throughout the year with staff today handing over a cheque for £5,000 to the official charity of the Tayside Children’s Hospital.

Auctions, bake sales, sweepstakes, tombolas and other fundraising events were held between March and December at the firm’s base on West Marketgait. Some of the activities were themed to tie in with national events, such as Wimbledon and the opening of the V&A Dundee in September.

The biggest single fundraiser came from the Kiltwalk in August when 11 of the staff helped raise £1,300 as part of the £5,000 total by talking part wander from St Andrews and Tayport to Monifieth.

However, the whole team deserves praise for playing their part in raising the fantastic amount for The ARCHIE Foundation with everyone getting right behind the cause.

Jenny Leith, of Curtis Banks in Dundee, said: “When we told our team here in Dundee about The ARCHIE Foundation and the wonderful work they do, all year they kept coming up with fantastic ideas to raise funds. It was a real team effort for a fantastic cause.”

Linda Meiklejohn, fundraising co-ordinator for The ARCHIE Foundation in Tayside, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the team at Curtis Banks once again chose The ARCHIE Foundation as their local charity for 2018.

“This is an incredible amount of money to raise and we cannot thank the team enough for their efforts throughout the year.

“The helps us edge closer to our £2 million fundraising target to build a new twin operating suite and more child-friendly environment at the Tayside Children’s Hospital.”