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ng homes' fundraising benefits local charities

Press release   •   Jul 08, 2019 13:55 BST

Amanda Casey, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie receiving their cheque from ng homes staff - Concierge Gerry McDonald, Housing Manager Sharon Hazlett, CSO Alan Nicolson, Chairperson John Thorburn and Concierge & Property Manager Colin Leverage

Two great local causes recently benefitted from the fundraising efforts of staff at the ng group, with the Marie Curie Hospice in Springburn receiving £650 and Possobilities based in Possilpark receiving £375. Possobilities is dedicated to helping the community of Possilpark and the wider North Glasgow area to flourish through their centre (which includes a café) and social and educational programmes, including Cook ‘n’ Care and the Steamie.

Staff contributed generously to the Marie Curie collection and in addition the Concierge staff have been busy raising money by gathering metals from void properties, collecting materials which tenants want uplifted from their homes as well as picking up any goods that have been fly tipped in North Glasgow. The metal is all then recycled by registered scrap metal merchants. The cash raised from the Concierge efforts has been shared between the Marie Curie Hospice, Possobilities in Possilpark and the Association’s Retirement Housing Complexes to support activities for residents.

Concierge and Property Manager Colin Leverage commented:

“The Concierge teams work hard to collect the goods and the staff are delighted that they are able to raise funds that can make a positive difference for so many people. It’s a great way to raise money but it also has additional benefits as it helps keep the environment clean and tidy and supports the Association’s wider recycling initiative.”

Both Charities were delighted to receive their cheque from staff and thanked everyone for their kindness and thoughtfulness.  Amanda Casey, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie commented:

“We are absolutely delighted to once again have the support of the ng group staff and receive this fantastic donation of £650 – thank you to everyone involved!”

Jim McCabe and Melanie Fyfe, Managers at Possobilities commented:

“This is an amazing surprise and it is greatly appreciated! All donations received help keep our centre open and running. A big thanks from all the staff, volunteers and members of Possobilities for this generous donation of £375 from ng homes’ Concierge.”

Possobilities Managers Jim McCabe and Melanie Fyfe receiving their cheque from ng homes Concierge Gerry McDonald, ng homes Chair John Thorburn and Concierge & Property Manager Colin Leverage.

ng homes Chairperson, John Thorburn stated:

“The staff fundraising has become a prominent feature of our culture over the years and it is great to see this continue. We are very proud of the dedication shown by staff in their efforts and their commitment to making a difference for the local community.”

More information on the great work done at both of these organisations can be found on their websites:

Marie Curie


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