$1.2+ million in charity effort praised
Wanted to report this article found over at the http://www.perthshireadvertiser.co.uk/ about me. Alison Anderson did such a wonderful job describing what it is that I’ve been doing for so many years back in this article from March 20th of this year.
HAVING raised an incredible £¾million (~1.23 million US dollars) for numerous charities over the past 20 years, Scone man Jock McInnes’ outstanding efforts have been recognized by his employer, Serco.
The global company recently recognized and rewarded Jock’s exceptional contribution to charity by inviting him to London, England to present him with a UK divisional ‘Pulse’ award. And in May Jock heads south again for ‘global’ Pulse award ceremony, where Jock hopes to again fly the flag for Scotland.
He last flew the Scottish flag on top of Mount Kilimanjaro last summer after conquering Africa’s highest peak for Bravehearts charity, which arranges ‘wishes’ for terminally-ill children. The trip was notable for two other incidentals – Jock completed the gruelling ascent and descent in a kilt and en route he celebrated his 52nd birthday.
Bravehearts Trust is one of many charities to benefit from the former Black Watch soldier’s efforts.
Beneficiaries over his two decades of fund-raising have included sick and disadvantaged children and their carers, ex-servicemen and women at Erskine Hospital, those with autism and learning difficulties, the blind and deaf.
Jock’s fundraising exploits have included trekking the Sahara desert in his kilt, organising and running a Perth charity abseil team for the last 12-plus years, raising some £1500-2000 every year, running the annual charity fun day at his ‘local ‘ – Kinnears Inn, in Scone, and organising charity sportsman dinners.
“In my long and successful time raising much-needed money for charity, I have forgone holidays, birthdays for family, changed my work routine to suit, and in return have raised about £¾million, and this year is the first time I have ever received an award for my work,” said Jock, who thanked his employers for being supportive during his fund-raising exploits.
Jock’s boss, East Kilbride-based Correy McCormack, acknowledged Jock’s achievements: “I am very happy that Jock has received this accolade and has been put forward as a nominee for one of the Global Pulse Awards in May.’’
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