Edinburgh Trams Finish Paw-some Year of Fundraising with Donation

11/04/2018

Edinburgh Trams have topped off a paw-some year of fundraising for Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home by making a donation of £6,000 to the Home.

Employees of the city’s tramway chose the Home as their partner charity for 2017, and raised the money during a series of fundraising events, which included the Home's Fancy Dress Firewalk. The total was topped up by donations from kind-hearted Edinburgh Trams customers.

Dog and Cat FundraisingEdinburgh Trams staff wore onesies during their fancy dress firewalk.

Tom Neil, Finance Manager at Edinburgh Trams, explained:

“We’ve always supported a wide range of good causes, but last year we decided to focus our fundraising activity around one local charity.

“The home came out top of a poll of tram employees, and over the past twelve months many of them have taken part in numerous events, including a sponsored cycle ride and a fun race night, for the charity.

“They’ve also helped to highlight the work of the home and its importance to the local community.

“To raise so much for a cause that so many people in the city hold close to their hearts represents a fantastic effort from all involved.”

cycle fundraiser for dogs and catsTrams staff cycled from Dunbar to Edinburgh Airport for this very good cause.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home's Partnerships Fundraiser Calum Nicol recently visited the tram’s Gogar depot to accept a cheque for £6,000.

Calum commented:

“Edinburgh Trams was a fantastic organisation to partner with. It was beneficial to the Home both financially and to raise our awareness in the Edinburgh community.

“We’ve loved our time with the tramway and would like to extend a huge thank you to all the staff.”

To find out more about corporate partnerships with Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, contact Calum@edch.org.uk 

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