Scotland’s leading construction group, The JR Group, has donated hundreds of Easter eggs to a selection of local charities ahead of the holiday weekend.
A total of 800 chocolate eggs from the Paisley-based company, were donated by kind-hearted staff from across the business, as well as suppliers and contractors.
The haul of chocolate Easter treats was distributed amongst six different charities in Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Fife – to ensure as many children as possible don’t have to go without an Easter treat.
The donation was shared between Kindness Homeless Street Team in Glasgow, Glasgow City Mission Child & Family Centre in Govan, Jeely Piece Club in Castlemilk, Kirkcaldy Foodbank, Glasgow North East Foodbank and Beech Avenue Children’s Home in Paisley.
Gayle O’Hear, construction administration manager, was responsible for coordinating the company’s efforts for the Easter donation.
She said: “We’re delighted to be able to gift so many different local causes with a share of 800 chocolate Easter eggs ahead of the school holidays thanks to our generous team members, suppliers and contractors.
“Unfortunately, there are so many children living in difficult circumstances who, without help from local charities and foodbanks, may go without a simple Easter treat that so many take for granted. We’re proud to play our part in ensuring as many kids as possible will benefit from our donation and would like to thank everyone who contributed.
“We’ve had such wonderful feedback from the beneficiaries of the donations, and we’re proud to make even a small difference to the children who benefit from the work of each of the charities in Glasgow, Fife and Paisley.”
The JR Group employs around 200 staff and was founded in Govan in 1995. It started as a scaffolding business and is now one of the largest building and construction firms in Scotland. The business operates throughout Scotland and Northern England working on behalf of a number of the UK’s leading housebuilders, registered social landlords and private clients.