WE had a ball – quite literally – celebrating the 25th anniversary of Graham Environmental Services!
And thanks to our staff and many big-hearted clients and business contacts we hit our £25,000 target to mark the big year and boost three great charities, CHAS – which we have supported for many years – Scottish Huntington’s Association and Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia.
It was a special occasion for Jimmy and Anna, who founded the family business back in 1993, and company directors Ross, Stuart and Phil McKenna.
Before dancing the night away to top band Fever, guests at the Perth Racecourse venue were surprised, and delighted, by an appearance by The Singing Waiters.
Auctioneer Matthew McNaughton helped tease out bids totalling more than £6000, charity volunteers assisted with the Silent Auction and m/c Gordon Bannerman kept the night moving along.
Special guest and MSP John Swinney congratulated the company on an extraordinary record of “reliability, quality service and growth.”
He said: “Graham Environmental is a credit to its founders, Anna and Jimmy, to its directors, its staff, Perthshire and to Scotland.
“The company has been fuelled by the founders’ values of honesty, integrity and excellent customer service.
“Those values have been taken forward by their sons and fellow directors, Ross and Stuart, and by all of the staff, creating one of Perthshire’s most dynamic companies.
“Throughout these 25 years, the directors and staff have also thought of others and have raised substantial sums of money for charity and this anniversary event is no exception.”
Managing director Ross said: “The Charity Ball was a fantastic finale to our 25th anniversary celebrations and it’s brilliant to have reached our fundraising target. The support we have enjoyed from staff, clients and the business community has been amazing.”