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James Gibb raise over 4K for MND Scotland

Posted: 24th August 2017

We are thrilled to announce that James Gibb residential factors has raised over £4,000 for MND Scotland through our participation in Business Fives this August.

Business Fives is Scotland’s first ever national business 5-a-side football tournament, providing a fun teambuilding and networking environment, as well as a great opportunity for businesses to give to charity. James Gibb entered into the Construction, Housing and Property Heat on 15th August, with an aim of raising £2,500 for chosen charity MND Scotland.

At present, the running total – including gift aid – is £5,250 with donations still being accepted for the next few weeks. Business Fives themselves had the aim of raising £10,000 in total from the tournament this year, so James Gibb are delighted to be able to have contributed to half that target already.

The James Gibb Business Fives team comprised of players Nic Mayall, Furqan Rafiq, Neil Main, Neal Wallace, Mike Grehan, Craig Wylie, Kieran Milne and Alan Wilkie, and team manager/mascot Morgan Cooper. The team managed a modest 2-1 win against McLaighlin & Harvey, but unfortunately succumbed to some major defeats along the way to AC Whyte (10-1), David Navarro Associates (7-0) and Mast Architects (5-2).

Whilst the football journey is over for the team, the fundraising continues. James Gibb would like to extend thanks to contractors, stakeholders and James Gibb staff, who have made a contribution to the fundraising total. If anyone wishes to make a contribution, the JustGiving page will remain open until September.

 “We were delighted to be involved in such a well organised event. Huge thanks are due to our team for volunteering to play and to those who helped support or chosen charity, MND Scotland. We and MND Scotland are overwhelmed by the amount raised. This will make a huge difference to a very worthy cause. MND Scotland has an aspiration for a world without Motor Neurone Disease, and until that day they will continue to provide the best possible care to those people affected by this cruel and devastating disease.”

Douglas Weir, CEO, James Gibb residential factors

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