FG BURNETT selected VSA, the north east’s leading social care charity, as their nominated charity for 2019. Over the course of the year, the Aberdeen based commercial property company organised a series of fundraising events including their Annual Pétanque Tournament, a charity quiz night and various other activities.
In addition, some of the FGB team took part in the 2019 Kiltwalk, completing the 26-mile ‘Mighty Stride’ from Potarch, north of Banchory to the city’s Duthie Park. The company was delighted to present Vicky Youngson, Fundraising & Events Team Leader and Antony Ritchie, Corporate Fundraiser with a cheque for £7,500.
VSA is aiming to raise £3.2 million to fund the completion of a 20-bed mental wellbeing residential facility in the city. The new facility will assist people living with a range of mental health conditions and will expand upon VSA’s existing outreach support service.
Richard Noble, Managing Director at Burnett’s commented: “VSA plays a vital role in the local community and we had no hesitation in choosing them as our nominated charity of the year for 2019. I would like to thank the whole FGB team for all their fundraising efforts throughout the year. We are also delighted to announce that we will be continuing to support VSA this year, a year which sees them mark their 150th anniversary.”