Caring office staff back local foodbank appeal

Golden Charter staff
Golden Charter staff

Caring staff at Golden Charter’s office in Bearsden have donated hundreds of pounds worth of groceries to a local foodbank.

Workers brought a variety of non-perishable goods to the office in an effort to ensure that families in need can be fed over the festive period.

The drive coincided with a charity Christmas jumper day, with all proceeds used to buy more groceries for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

The donations were passed to Greater Maryhill Foodbank, an independent community foodbank which provides essential support to those in need.

Michael Corish, managing director of the funeral plan business, said: “As a local business, contributing to the community is high on our agenda, which is why we’re proud to support this foodbank.

“We hosted our first foodbank drive last year when staff went to great efforts to help local people in need during the Christmas and New Year period, so there was no doubt that they would do the same again this time round.”

A small cluster of carrier bags steadily grew into a mountain of boxes containing everything from tins of soup to toothpaste, with the collection demonstrating the kind-hearted generosity of all the employees who contributed.

Golden Charter Ltd was established in 1989 and is the UK’s leading funeral plan provider. It is owned by an association of independent funeral directors and has over 3,300 independent funeral directors on its books. The company sold more than 37,500 plans in the last financial year.