Apache serve up Gift Tree support

Apache gas plant manager John Arthur hands over the donation to project development manager Ken Duncan
Apache gas plant manager John Arthur hands over the donation to project development manager Ken Duncan

Apache North Sea has served up a bumper donation to this year’s Gift Tree scheme.

The firm, which operates from the SAGE Terminal at St Fergus, has donated a total of £775 to purchase both non-perishable foodstuffs and fresh fruit and vegetables for the annual Christmas hamper appeal.

SAGE gas plant manager John Arthur was on hand at the town’s Trading Post last week to present the donation to Peterhead Projects’ development manager Ken Duncan.

The Gift Tree scheme has been supported magnificently by Buchan folk both in terms of gifts and food donations.

John Arthur said: “When we were approached by Peterhead Projects to help with the Gift Tree we decided to pledge our support as it is a well deserved cause.

“We want to do our bit to ensure local families have a happy Christmas.”

Ken Duncan added: “On behalf of all the Gift Tree partnership agencies, I would like to thank Apache North Sea for their very generous donation.

“This backing, together with the massive support from local folk and businesses alike, is hugely-appreciated and it will certainly bring some festive cheer to those in our community who find themselves in need at this time of year.”

Outlets supporting the Buchan scheme this year are 2ReUse, The Trading Post, Morrisons, Asda, Peterhead Community Centre, Peterhead Library, The Hotspot, The Happy Plant Garden and Gift Centre at Mintlaw, Maud Resource Centre, Shell and Total at St Fergus, Aberdeenshire Council at Arbuthnot House, Salvation Army, Apex Centre, Nexus, Peterhead Old Parish Church, Peterhead Congregational Church, Zion Tabernacle and Meethill School.

The partnership sees social work, health visitors, Peterhead Projects teams, Willowbank Day Centre, Aberdeenshire Council employees and other professionals working closely together with local schools, businesses and community groups to organise the appeal, while working closely with local churches to support those in need of food parcels.

As well as donating to the Gift Tree project, Apache have also given £500 to Grangepark Care Home in Peterhead to go towards their Christmas Party.