Charities

We provide support to a number of charities in a variety of ways.

 

We donate money and get actively involved in fundraising through various events and activities. We also offer legal advice to some charities. Each year our employees select a principal charity for the year. In 2021, we're delighted to be supporting Edinburgh Food Project and Glasgow South West Foodbank.

If you would like to donate to our second charity of the year, Glasgow South West Foodbank, click here.

We have previously supported charities across a range of services that support mental health, children's health, older people, cancer research and hospice providers, and homelessness. The charities we've previously raised money for include: Children 1st, Social Bite, SAMH, Age Scotland, Sick Kids Friends Foundation Edinburgh, Ronald McDonald House Glasgow, Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer's Research Scotland, The Bethany Trust, St Columba's Hospice in Edinburgh and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.

How we are raising money for food bank charities in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 2021

Over the first half of the year we fundraised £4,000 for the Edinburgh Food Project. Our fundraising included ad hoc donations from staff, sweepstakes, and competitions. Our main fundraiser was our exercise challenge where we challenged our staff to walk or run 237 miles as a team throughout the month of April - the 237 miles target was chosen to reflect the 237,000 emergency food parcels that were donated by the Trussell Trust in Scotland in 2019-2020. Eighteen teams rose to the challenge and walked more than 7,500 miles.

We're now supporting the Glasgow South West Food Bank and are looking forward to taking part in another exercise challenge, a virtual escape room and some festive fundraising to boost donations until the end of the year.

How we raised money for Children 1st in 2020

Morton Fraser supported Children 1st throughout 2020 by engaging in a variety of fundraising activities raising a total of £21,922.

With our staff working from home for the majority of the year and many of the usual sponsored events that we would get involved with sadly being cancelled we had to think of some fundraising activities that could take place virtually. A number of our staff took place in the virtual London Marathon and we also held regular competitions such as guess your colleagues from their baby photos and quizzes.

One of the most popular fundraising events that we held was a virtual murder mystery challenge where teams competed to complete online puzzles and work out 'whodunnit' in the quickest time.

How we raised money for Social Bite in 2019

Morton Fraser supported the charity throughout 2019 by engaging in a variety of fundraising activities, auctions and events raising a total of £25,000. The firm also worked with Social Bite on a social media campaign to provide the public with a ‘point of clarity’ on key issues relating to homelessness. Some of the fundraising activities Morton Fraser staff took part in over the year included the ‘Gung Ho’ 5km inflatable obstacle course, The Kiltwalk, and Rough Runner obstacle course as well as in-office activities such as bake sales and raffles. Morton Fraser staff also took part in Social Bite’s official organised fundraiser The Big Sleep Out in December. Read the full release here.

How we raised money for SAMH in 2018

The Scottish Association for Mental Health - known as SAMH - is Scotland's largest mental health charity. Every week, SAMH works with around 4,000 individuals in over 60 services and every day SAMH campaigns for better mental health for the people of Scotland.

We chose to support SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) as our Charity Partner for 2018 as part of a wider focus on positive mental wellbeing in the workplace. The firm invited its 250 staff to vote for their preferred cause to support and mental health was the overwhelming choice. We used the tie-up with SAMH to promote positive mental health throughout our firm by using advice and guidance from the charity and offered resources and workshops to support staff. Morton Fraser raised £16,000 for SAMH - a worthy effort for a worthy cause.