20 Aug 2018
Glasgow-based construction company CCG (Scotland) Ltd held its second annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ charity fun day (Sunday 19 August), raising in excess of £15,000 which will be shared amongst 25 charities.
A total of 22 teams took part in the event at M&D’s Strathclyde Park, including CCG’s supply chain partners and five teams from within the CCG Group of companies. The teams participated in a series of tasks that included scaling a giant inflatable assault course as well as other highly-amusing games.
Some of the charities to have benefited from the event include Prostate Cancer UK, Scottish Mental Health Charity, Revive MS, SiMBA and Chris’ House.
Anne Rowan, Founder and Operations Manager of Chris’ House, said:
“Chris’s House are delighted to be one of the chosen recipients for ‘It’s A Knockout’. Our charity works with people in suicidal crisis and those who have lost loved ones to suicide, with the current climate losing 2 males a day to suicide in Scotland it is crucial, at this point, to raise awareness especially when construction is a male dominated industry.
“By workforces getting involved in such a fabulous event it raises awareness and lets people know it’s ok to talk; our motto being “Let’s Talk”. We are truly appreciative of all the efforts of everyone involved on the day.
CCG Group HR Manager, Lynn Stodart, said:
“This is the second year in a row that we have held our It’s a Knockout Day and it did not disappoint! Our staff members as well as our supply chain partners all had a fantastic day, and alongside support from their families and friends, we give them our thanks for their involvement.
“Of course, the main aim of the day was to raise money for good causes. This year, we encouraged teams to support a charity of their choice and through this approach, 25 different charities are set to benefit which we feel is a fantastic achievement for all concerned.”
“CCG raised over £100,000 for charitable causes in 2017 and with the help of the ‘It’s a Knockout’ day, we hope to exceed this amount in 2018.”