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SELECT’s Tayside branch donates £1,000 to Tayside Health Fund COVID-19 Appeal

Posted: 19th June 2020

The Tayside branch of SELECT, the campaigning trade organisation for Scotland’s electro-technical industry, has made a generous £1,000 donation to COVID-19 Appeal – Tayside Health Fund the NHS Tayside Charity Fund.

The donation is in recognition of its ongoing work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the move was the brainchild of Branch Chair Tony Harvey, who said: “We wanted to do something to say thank you to our local NHS for its fantastic work, both over the past 12 weeks and before the COVID-19 lockdown.

“We have accrued a pot of money in our branch funds over the years from various sources and felt £1,000 could be put to more productive use in the NHS than simply sitting in our bank account.” Tony, a manager at Ness Electrical which operates from premises in Forfar and Brechin, said he and his fellow committee members came to a unanimous decision to donate the funds to the Tayside Health Fund.

Lorna Donnelly of Tayside Health Fund Fundraising Support Team, said: “We are touched and delighted by the donation from SELECT’s Tayside branch and I can assure its big-hearted branch committee members and electrical contractor members throughout the region that the funds will be put to excellent use, locally, in course of the current pandemic.”

Alan Wilson, Managing Director of SELECT, said: “We are a dynamic trade body whose members interact continually with all members of our communities throughout Scotland and we are pleased to endorse this generous and thoughtful donation to such a worthwhile cause.”

Emma Jane Wells, Chair of Tayside Health Fund, said “On behalf of the Tayside Health Fund, I would like to extend a huge thanks to SELECT’s Tayside Branch for this generous donation. It is gratefully received, and will be spent on alleviating suffering caused directly by Covid-19 within the local Tayside area. “

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