MEMBER NEWS: North-east recruiters stride out to kick start fundraising for Maggie’s Aberdeen

June 8, 2024
MEMBER NEWS: North-east recruiters stride out to kick start fundraising for Maggie’s Aberdeen

A dedicated team from North-east recruitment expert TMM Recruitment joined fellow Kiltwalk Heroes in this year’s record-breaking Aberdeen Kiltwalk, raising more than £2,000 for Maggie’s Aberdeen.

The TMM team was honoured to contribute to the success of the Aberdeen Kiltwalk, which united walkers from across the North-east of Scotland in supporting 474 total charitable causes, as part of their fundraising campaign for the cancer support charity.

Renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and sense of community and camaraderie, the Kiltwalk really struck a chord with Lauren Hutton, recruitment consultant in TMM Recruitment’s HR team.

She said: “The highlight of my Kiltwalk experience was witnessing the incredible support from so many people. Spectators lined the route, cheering on the walkers, while people came out of their homes to hand out ice creams. We even saw a little girl offer blister plasters, among many other thoughtful gestures on the day. This event was a heartwarming reminder of the kindness and generosity that exist in our communities.”

Lauren’s colleague Cara Gardiner concurred, saying: “It was a lovely feeling, knowing that all our hard work, fundraising, and laughs along the way will help people who really need it. It made the experience even more worthwhile!”

Maggie’s Aberdeen offers free practical, emotional, and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. TMM Recruitment’s Kiltwalk participation is part of a series of fundraising initiatives throughout the year with the aim of raising £10,000 for the charity.

Lauren continued: “Every step during the Kiltwalk brought us closer to our goal of raising £10,000 for Maggie’s Aberdeen, but we’ve a way to go to reach our target and we invite everyone to support us in this meaningful cause.

“In addition to the Kiltwalk, our fundraising efforts for Maggie’s Aberdeen have included an internal step challenge and our chief executive participated in the wildly successful Jail or Bail initiative. There are still tickets available for our upcoming Quiz Night at the Ashvale restaurant on 20th June, and later in the year we are participating in the Beast Race on 21st September, with our fundraising efforts culminating in a fashion show in October.”

To register to attend the upcoming quiz night, which costs £18 per person to attend, please contact [email protected]. The ticket price includes entry to the quiz and an Ashvale supper.

To contribute to TMM Recruitment’s fundraising efforts for Maggie’s Aberdeen, donations can be made through its dedicated fundraising page here.

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