Livingston, 7 March 2013: Employees from the Livingston office of international IT services company Atos, have raised thousands of pounds for one of the company’s corporate charities over the past 12 months.
The team of Atos Business Technologists held a range of fundraising events including ‘dress down days’, bake sales, quiz nights and seasonal activities during 2012 and managed to raise £4471.84 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, which supports the work of the Royal Hospital for Sick C
hildren in Edinburgh.
Atos selected the foundation as one of their corporate sponsored charities following a vote by employees for the fourth consecutive year.
The cheque was presented to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation Corporate Fundraiser, Will Guest, by Atos fundraisers Nick Law, Stephanie Jamieson, Gordon Henderson and Apprentice - Sophie Pate at the company’s Livingston office.
Will Guest, corporate fundraiser for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, said: “We’d like to thank everyone in the Atos team for their generous fundraising efforts.
“Charitable corporate initiatives, like this one, are imperative in helping us reach our annual targets. By achieving our fundraising goals, we can fund extra staffing outwith NHS provisions, fund new state-of-the-art medical equipment and pay for research projects.
“Many thanks to everyone at Atos who played a part in raising this vital donation.”
Gavin Thomson, Atos’ Senior Vice President in Scotland, said: “We are delighted that our team in Livingston were able to raise such an impressive amount for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.
“This demonstrates how dedicated all our employees are to supporting the important work carried out by our corporate sponsored charities.”
Atos in Scotland also supports other corporate charities – Macmillan Cancer Support, Maggie’s and the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.