Shell staff get on their bikes for CHAS charity

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Staff from Shell St Fergus and their two support drivers recently completed a 62 mile charity cycle from Aviemore to Pitlochry.

The 12-strong group raised £2,365 for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) during its challenge on on Saturday, June 29.

Natalie Jackson from Shell’s St Fergus Gas Plant said: “CHAS work extremely hard to provide valuable support to many families within the local area and Shell St Fergus are delighted that the money raised from their Cycling Challenge can go to such a worthy cause.”

CHAS fundraising manager Stephen Hart said: “A huge thank you to the team and everyone who supported them on this fantastic challenge.

“This is the second year that Shell St Fergus has taken on their annual charity cycle for CHAS and have raised a fantastic £4,422 in total.

“Their fundraising will help families whose children have a life-shortening condition including those in the North East who receive extra care through our homecare service, CHAS at Home based in our Aberdeen office.”

If you would like to support CHAS, contact the North of Scotland fundraising office on 01224 645 000 or go to www.chas.org.uk

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

It offers invaluable care in two children’s hospices - Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. The hospices support the whole family by offering short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.

CHAS also provides a home care service, called CHAS at Home, staffed from both hospices and with dedicated teams based in Aberdeen and Inverness. The service offers care to families in their own homes when they need it most. CHAS supports over 300 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support.

The services are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help raise £9 million needed each year to provide these vital hospice services.