Morrison Construction's sponsorship helps Hub South East raise £15,000 for Grassmarket Community Project

Morrison Construction played a huge part in allowing Hub South East Scotland Ltd, development partner to public sector services in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders, to present local charity - the Grassmarket Community Project - with more than £15,000 after a recent charity golf day.

Published: 26 June 2015
Capability: Building

The first charity event to be organised by Hub South East was supported by Morrison Construction as a primary sponsor, as well as a number of other supply chain partners.

Duddingston Golf Club played host to 18 teams who enjoyed a round of golf, followed by a meal, raffle and auction. Through team entry, sponsorship and money raised on the day, the Grassmarket Community project will benefit from a total of £15,099.

One of the most important aspects of the Hub initiative is ensuring community benefits are realised across the country. Hub South East does this through all projects in relation to SME involvement, job creation, apprenticeships and school and university visits. this year, the team decided to do something extra and raise money for a local charity.

Richard Park, Hub South East's Operations Director said: "We're proud to have raised such a fantastic amount for a very worth local charity. This was a real team event, demonstrating the commitment and support of Hub South East's two Tier 1 contractors - GRAHAM Construction and Morrison Construction - as well as its supply chain - to come together and give something back locally.

"Furthermore, we were inspired to hear about the Grassmarket Community Project's valuable work in terms of supporting vulnerable people through social enterprise and we are keen explore options to involve them in future projects, so that the legacy of this event continues well beyond the funds raised."

Jonny Kinross, Chief Executive, Grassmarket Community Project, said: "The Grassmarket Community Project is delighted to be the chosen charity of Hub South East's 2015 golf day. We cannot believe everyone's generosity and support and would like to thank all the people involved for raising such an amazing amount of money.

"We rely on the generosity and kindness of our donors to support some of Edinburgh's most vulnerable and marginalised individuals. We benefit over 300 members a year in a variety of ways and we support people as long as it takes. We cannot thank Hub South East enough for their support, without which we couldn't continue to reach the most vulnerable.

"We look forward to forging a longer term relationship with Hub South East and its supply chain to further contribute to the sustainability of the Grassmarket Community Project. This will help ensure we continue to be there and provide much needed support to some of Edinburgh's most isolated and marginalised adults. We will be able to continue to offer them activities, core skills training, employability skills, creative and craft skills or just a sense of belonging and being valued when they are at their lowest point."

Billy Gray, Hub South East Framework Manager, Morrison Construction said: "Morrison Construction was delighted to sponsor the Hub South East charity golf day, in support of its chosen charity, Grassmarket Community Project.

"These sort of events cement our excellent partnership ethos and our commitment to a strong supply chain. It's important to us as a company not only to produce flagship projects, but to honour our pledge to invest in the communities in which we operate too, and as such we have already used reclaimed wood from our Royal Edinburgh Hospital site for furniture for the charity's social enterprise, and are looking to extend our relationship with them in the future.

"The event was very well organised and attended, fostered existing and new business contacts, and was enjoyed by all who took part."