Media Release: Whisky workers donate Christmas hampers to families in need

EMPLOYEES at Chivas Brothers’ Kilmalid site in Dumbarton have created 28 food hampers to donate to local families in need this Christmas.

Employees donated hundreds of items for the hampers, including tins and packets of food, which will be distributed to the families through local churches and social work services.

Chivas Brothers employee, Kirstine McColl, came up with the idea after seeing a recent appeal on STV.

She said: “Myself and colleagues Linda Moir and Lynn Campbell were so touched by the plight of families and elderly people close to home, who for various reasons are struggling with the cost of everyday life, and for whom Christmas is a difficult time.

“We put out a notice asking each employee to donate a tin, and the response was overwhelming! Everyone really wanted to help.

“The real joy of the festive season is giving, so I’m delighted we were able to do something for those less fortunate, so they can have a better Christmas.”


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About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.

In July 2010, Chivas Brothers launched The Age Matters campaign to help consumers understand the importance of Scotch whisky age statements.

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