GREENOCK Businessmen Make Massive Charity Donation

8 November, 2022 | Local

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity chairman Peter Watson with James, left, and Sandy Easdale

THE Easdale brothers have given £50,000 to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

James and Sandy Easdale of McGill’s Bus Group made the donation as the charity held its first fund-raising ball for three years.

Hundreds of guests attended the event at Glasgow Hilton with the record-breaking £200,000 proceeds going towards life-saving care of babies in Glasgow’s neonatal units.

Sandy Easdale said: “It’s been tough for all charities during the covid pandemic and now, with the country’s financial plight, it is vital we don’t forget what these children and their parents are facing.”

James Easdale added: “It was wonderful to see the generosity of the Scottish audience at The Hilton.

“Sandy and I feel that if you’re doing well in life you have a moral obligation to give something back. We’re both fathers and the plight of these kids really gets to us.”

Kirsten Watson, chief executive at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “The past few years have been incredibly tough for all charities, and for the children and families we support.

“We cannot thank James and Sandy enough for matching the donations of our guests, and for ensuring our first fundraising ball in three years raised a record total.

“Our thoughts remain with the babies and families receiving round the clock care in Glasgow’s neonatal units, and the dedicated NHS staff caring for them tonight, tomorrow and every night.

“We are grateful to everyone who contributed so generously to this life-changing total, including headline sponsor Wonder World and partner sponsors Enhance Healthcare, Advance Construction (Scotland), Lomond Plant and McGill’s Buses.”

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