McCrea Financial Services
McCrea Financial Services fundraiser for Emma Cameron Foundation
Fundraising for Emma Cameron Foundation
The Emma Cameron Foundation are one of our two nominated charity partners this year. They provide support to the children’s cancer charities and organisations that helped Emma during her treatment and surgery for her osteosarcoma, before she unfortunately passed away in April 2011.
They are dedicated to supporting children with cancer and their families. All monies raised are used to support services that make an ill child's life brighter.
McCrea Financial Services have been providing professional financial planning advice and assistance to individuals, businesses and charities since they were formed in 1999 by Managing Director, Douglas McCrea.
Based in Glasgow, but serving the whole of the UK, as well as clients abroad, McCrea pride themselves on providing a professional and friendly financial planning service.
As part of a commitment to the city where it all started, McCrea Financial Services are sponsors of a number of Glasgow based sporting teams including Glasgow Warriors and Partick Thistle, and work very hard to provide charitable support with just over £650,000 now donated to our nominated charities over the years. Last year we were able to reach our target of £30,000 raised for our nominated charity partner, Common Wheel!
To kick off our year of fundraising, we held our 13th Annual Charity Golf Day at The Duke's Course, St Andrew's in May, which was a great success and raised over £10,000 combined! You can read more about what was a brilliant day here.
In August Douglas McCrea set out on his 14th Annual Charity Walk, as he undertook the Kintyre Way to raise funds for our charity partners.
Having originally planned to do the 141km walk, Douglas happened to strike up a conversation with one of the current custodians of the Kintyre Way, who kindly let him know that they had introduced a new, longer ending of the Kintyre Way which added on an extra days walk and took the official distance to 162km! Overall Douglas actually walked 106 miles/169km over 7 days, which meant he only managed to get lost for 7km of the walk!
We were delighted to reveal that the walk raised over £12,000 for our charity partners; if you would like to read about Douglas' progress, you can find his daily blog here which includes video updates and some great pictures!
In September we held our Charity Dinner and Wine-Tasting event at Glaschu, which raised £9,296! The night consisted of a delicious three-course meal with matching wines, a brilliant performance from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist magician Kevin Quantum, and a Charity Auction and Raffle.
Our last event of the fundraising year was our 12th Annual Charity Race Night on Friday 9th February at Hillhead Sports Club; we were ecstatic to raise a record £8,939 on the evening, with the night consisting of a delicious buffet curry, a busy bar, (sensible!) betting on the horse races, great prizes in the raffle and auction and a very competitive auction race, where the winning horse owner won £1,875! You can read our recap of the evening here.