EMPLOYEES from Chivas Brothers’ Kilmalid and Paisley bottling plants have raised more than £2,500 for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) with their latest charity events.
The cash was raised in two stages. Employees who attended the company’s festive party at the end of 2014 were asked to donate £5, and additional funds were then generated by a grand raffle, in which any seasonal gifts sent to the company by its suppliers were raffled by employees in a prize draw.
CHAS is a popular cause among Chivas Brothers employees – who have donated more than £120,000 since 1996. This includes donations from work events, individual fundraising and the company’s doubling up scheme – which matches amounts raised by employees of up to £500 per person per year.
Manufacturing director, Alister McIntosh, said: “This is the third year in a row that our Manufacturing employees have managed to raise more than £2,500 for CHAS with their party and raffle – showing that the team’s commitment to this charity is as strong as ever.
“The work that CHAS does for seriously ill children and their families is incredible, and with Robin House right on our doorstep it’s a cause very close to our hearts.”
Says a spokesperson: “CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. It runs Robin House in Balloch – a home-from-home where families can relax, recharge their batteries and make the most of the short time they have together.”
CHAS fundraiser, Scott Maxwell, said: “The ongoing support from the employees at Chivas Brothers is inspirational. Employees have really grasped what we do at CHAS and we are so very proud of how much they have raised for our work with children and families from across Scotland – thank you.”
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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 wines and spirits.
Chivas Brothers’ award-winning portfolio features some of the world’s most revered Scotch whisky brands including Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky and the No.1 Scotch whisky in China; Ballantine’s, Europe’s No.1 Scotch whisky; The Glenlivet, the world’s No.2 single malt whisky; and Royal Salute, the world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky range.
The portfolio also includes two of the world’s leading English gins – Beefeater, the world’s most-awarded premium gin, and Plymouth gin – plus a selection of highly acclaimed single malt whiskies, including Aberlour, Longmorn, Scapa, Strathisla and Tormore.
The range is completed by a collection of blended Scotch whiskies operating in many of the world’s key whisky markets which includes 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport Scotch.
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated sales of €7,945 million in 2013/14. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin & Spirit (2008).
Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector and employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people, operating through a decentralised organisation with six ‘Brand Companies’ and 80 ‘Market Companies’ established in each key market.
Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption.
Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on three key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.
Pernod Ricard is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
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