A Christmas tree decorated by Westhill-based energy specialists Tendeka has raised £500 for The Archie Foundation after being bought at auction. The charity held a festive fundraiser across the north and north-east of Scotland with 10 decorated trees going under the hammer after a week of bidding, reaching a grand total of £15,500.
Sponsoring companies were encouraged to decorate trees with themes, knowing all efforts was to help raise funds to provide invaluable support to babies, children, young people and their families across Grampian at difficult points in their lives. Tendeka’s tree had a peacock theme, and was decorated in the company’s corporate teal colour as well as silver and purples, with peacocks, chocolate filled globes and wooden toys making the tree stand out for all to see. The tree was bought by Dundee company Quest Precision Engineering and the company has gifted the tree back to Tendeka after establishing a strong partnership in work across the energy sector.
Alan Pearson, Chief Financial Officer at Tendeka added: “We really appreciate the work the Archie Foundation does, and we were proud to be involved. We are also very grateful to Gordon and the Quest team for ensuring the tree raised significant funds for the charity.We already have a long-term, strong relationship with this highly regarded engineering firm, and we were delighted to see Quest not only give us support with their bid, but also know all monies raised will make a big difference to the charity. The plan is to display the tree in our Westhill office over the holidays before looking at what we can do with the decorations longer-term.”
Gordon Deuchars, managing director of Quest added: “I’m pleased to support Tendeka and The Archie Foundation through the auction, as it’s an extremely worthy cause. We have worked with Tendeka on many projects over the years so we’re more than happy to show our appreciation by gifting the tree back to them to host in the office.”
The Archie Foundation supports children’s healthcare in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee, as well as the Neonatal Ward Aberdeen and Grampian Child Bereavement Network.
Lynne Brooks, Gifts & Donations Officer for The Archie Foundation said: “We are over the moon with the amount of money raised. We’d like to thank Tendeka, Quest and all our sponsors and bidders in raising funds etc etc etc”