SCOTTISH philanthropists Sandy and James Easdale have extended their support to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity with a recent donation of £25,000. This contribution adds to their ongoing commitment, surpassing a total of £100,000 in donations to the charity in recent years.
The generous donation coincided with the Annual Fundraising Ball hosted by the charity at the Hilton Glasgow on Friday evening (November 10).
Known for their significant backing of the charity, the Easdale brothers, along with their McGill’s Bus Group, have emerged as key contributors to the vital work of Scotland’s largest children’s hospital, aiding infants, children, and families in need.
Earlier this summer, the McGill’s Bus Group sponsored its inaugural Legacy Partner Dinner and Innovation Networking Event at the Glasgow Science Centre. Sandy and James Easdale personally donated £60,000 towards the charity’s Innovation Fund in 2022.
Notably, the McGill’s Group generously provides its state-of-the-art bus fleet for the charity, allowing children attending the hospital to partake in special trips and outings.
Sandy Easdale emphasised, “The work of Glasgow Children’s Hospital is vital in ensuring babies, children, and young people receive the best possible care whenever it is required, and we believe in doing our part to support this.”
James Easdale added, “Sandy and I are honoured to support Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity with a further donation of £25,000 this year through McGill’s Buses, taking total recent donations to £100,000. Every child deserves a chance at a healthy and happy life, and we hope our contribution can make a positive impact on their journey to recovery.”
The newly elected chairman of the charity, David Kennedy, expressed gratitude, stating, “Once again, the Easdale brothers and McGill’s have stepped up to the plate. We are also extremely grateful to McGill’s CEO Ralph Roberts for making sure we can get the use of their ultra-modern buses for taking children on trips throughout the year. The generosity of the people in supporting the charity never ceases to amaze me.”
In addition to their contribution to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Sandy and James Easdale recently made a separate £10,000 donation to Ardgowan Hospice in Inverclyde, matching the donation from The Hunter Foundation, led by Sir Tom Hunter.
Martin Compston, Line of Duty star and Ardgowan Hospice ambassador, expressed his gratitude, saying, “I am incredibly grateful to James and Sandy Easdale for their generosity in matching the £10,000 donated by the Hunter Foundation to Ardgowan Hospice. With both of their kind contributions, we can make an even greater impact and ensure that those facing end-of-life challenges receive the comfort and support they deserve.”