Crossroads strike it lucky!

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BIG-hearted Shell staff from the St Fergus gas terminal last week became carers, helping their chosen charity Crossroads with two afternoons of fun tenpin bowling at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre.

Voted for by Shell staff last year, Crossroads will receive £45,000 over three years to develop local services.

But it’s not all about the money - Shell has also committed to one day’s volunteer work for everyone at the gas plant, for each of the three years!

“As a responsible energy company, developing relationships in the community is key to Shell’s success,” said John Raine, communications executive for Shell.

“In challenging times, Crossroads is delivering vital services for the East Banff and Buchan area, and it’s especially rewarding for our employees when they can provide help and support to Crossroads.”

Last year, staff at the gas plant raised a further £2,160 when guests of the Shell-sponsored Hairy Bikers Gala dinner were asked to make a donation to the charity of the year.

£1,360 was collected and a further £400 was raised from the raffle. An extra £400 was raised when they auctioned artwork from the Shell Photography Competition.

Crossroads Caring - Scotland East Banff & Buchan is a registered charity dedicated to the provision of breaks for carers within their own homes and in the community. Caring at home for someone who is perhaps elderly, suffering from illness or living with a disability can be highly rewarding but hugely challenging. It is all too easy for a carer to become ill as a result of the stresses of caring.

Crossroads can provide support to carers - by taking over the caring responsibilities for a short period allowing the carer to take time to themselves.

Providing support like this Crossroads can help and support carers to care for longer allowing them opportunities to maintain a balance in terms of their own health and wellbeing by allowing them a break at a time which suits them.

If you would like more information about how Crossroads Care can help you, or you can help them, please contact Elizabeth Eyre 01346 510280.