Corporate Social Responsibility
Monty's Maggie's Appeal
29th October 2012 - Keep Calm and Eat Cake fund raising event
- Ferguson Group Bases: at Bridge of Don - Aberdeen, Inverurie and Kintore hosted a Cake Morning to raise funds in aid of Monty's Maggie's Appeal and raised over £800.00 for further information click here
Corporate Charity - Overview
Monty's Maggie's Appeal has been selected as the Ferguson Group corporate charity for 2012 and beyond. Launched in June 2010, the Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal aims to raise £3m to build and run a new Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on the Foresterhill Health Campus. It is hoped that construction of the centre will start on site in August 2012. With a construction programme of around nine months, Maggie’s anticipate the centre being complete by early summer 2013. The £3m raised will fund the capital build and help sustain two years of running costs.
Steven Ferguson, Ferguson Group Chairman & CEO, commented: “The Ferguson Group was delighted to select the Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal as its chosen charity, and are proud to be one of the key sponsors. As well as being a very worthy cause, it gave us an opportunity to put something back into the North East of Scotland, an area we have benefited from in so many ways. Aberdeen’s Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre will provide a unique and much needed service to the people of Grampian, and we are pleased to play a part in helping the appeal reach its fundraising target.”
The Ferguson Group will be organising a number of fundraising initiatives throughout 2012, including cake sales, cycling events, off-road driving and sales of our charity cookbook – Monty’s Maggie’s Menus. Click here for further information, or to purchase a cookbook.
To make a donation to the Ferguson Group fundraising page, please click here.
For more information on the Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal please click here.
Community Investment - Ferguson in the Community
Ferguson Group Ltd has played an active role in Aberdeenshire since the business was established in 1976.
The area has provided us with a loyal workforce and the space to develop excellent manufacturing facilities and we aim to ensure we continue to give something back to the local community, not only in terms of employment but also in the form of supporting local projects and sports events.
- Sponsorship local football clubs
- Local charity support
Ferguson Seacabs - Australia Sponsors MelanomaWA
Carol Pearce, General Manager of Ferguson Seacabs Australia, said: “Living and working in a hot climate such as Western Australia, where summer temperatures can reach the 45°C, I think it is only fitting that we do what we can to support such a worthwhile organisation as MelanomaWA.
Within our business we have been providing education to our team on the importance of sun protection and developing healthy lifestyle habits (both at work and at home) that enable us to enjoy the best of our Australian summer, whilst still maintaining healthy skin. I’m pleased that we are able to support MelanomaWA through our annual Christmas donation programme and encourage all our readers to visit their website for more information www.melanomawa.org.au
Ferguson Modular Ltd Sponsors MG Owners Rally for Charity
Celebrating the date 11.11.11 the MG Owners Club of Aberdeen organised an evening rally to raise funds for charity which they called ‘The Legs 11 Rally’.
The cars ranged from nearly new models to over 40 years old, and amongst them was Graham Rettie in his 34 year old MG Midget sports car. Ferguson Group sponsored the rally Graham was delighted by the results. “The event was for enthusiasts, it was not a race” he told Focus “We set off over a 150 mile route requiring good navigation skills and fog made driving tricky but I am pleased to say that my Midget led all the way. Thanks to everybody’s efforts and our generous sponsors I raised over £8,700 for the ‘Friends of Anchor’ cancer charity, it was a very successful night.”
Ferguson Team Tackles Norsjørittet
If you like cycling and you like a challenge, you must consider entering the Norsjørittet at least once in your life. 12,000 racers on a beautiful coastal 91km course in Norway is an incredible sight.
This year a team from Ferguson Norge tackled the course, which is a mixture of roadway, gravel track and offroad terrain.
The race starts in Egersund, in the western part of Rogaland, and follows the ‘North Sea Route’ towards Sandnes, where it ends. The day can be broken into sections, with beautiful scenery, feeding stations and even an arts and cultural centre to visit along the way. The main objective is to complete the course and Ferguson Norge did - looking every bit a racing team too!
Bennachie Hill Race - Aberdeenshire
On Sunday 7 October, Louise Liddell, Ferguson Group Module Hire Admin Assistant, participated in the 2012 Bennachie Hill Race organised by the Garioch Roadrunners. At approximately 8.3 miles long and with a total ascent, of 1,150ft, the race was a great challenge and it is firmly established in the hill running race calendar as one of the most popular races in North East Scotland. Louise completing the race in 1 hour 51 minutes and her achievement saw her raise £315.00 towards the Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal.
Ride the North Cycling Challenge
Ride the North cycling challenge took place on 21 – 22 September in the beautiful scenery of the North of Scotland. Hayley Yule (Ferguson Group Marketing Manager) and Nicola Mackie (Ferguson Group Accounts Assistant) decided to take part in the cycle challenge from Inverness to Aberdeen over 2 days. Hayley commented: “It was a tough challenge - a gruelling 2 day cycle across highlands and countryside for over 10 hours each day, but we were delighted to cross the finish line in Aberdeen having completed 135 miles!” Their achievements saw them collectively raise £800.00 towards the Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal.
Ladies Off-Road Driving Challenge
On Sunday 7 October a number of Ferguson Group employees and some of their family members undertook a ‘Ladies Off-Road Driving Challenge’ organised by The Buchan Off-Road Drivers Club in aid of Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal. The ladies embarked on a day of learning how to drive a variety of 4WD vehicles in off-road conditions, all of them completing four different courses across rutted and hilly terrain. A mini-digger challenge also added to the unique experience. Everyone enjoyed the day and we are looking forward to a future event in Spring 2013. The event generated over £1,300.00.