FOUR CHARITIES have shared donations totalling £8300 distributed by the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers.

The meat trade body was obliged to use an online zoom session to acknowledge the vital work being done by each charity – MND Scotland, Prostate Cancer UK, RSABI, and PANS PANDAS UK – and to celebrate the slightly different transfer of funds this year.

“While we weren’t able to meet face-to-face this year, our annual distribution of funds, donated by the association’s members, was successful in what really matters,” said SAMW vice-president, Billy Stewart, who hosted the zoom meeting.

“All four charities are battling hard to continue their work in the face of the current Covid-19 disruptions, making this year’s funding allocations by SAMW even more important than normal. We’re delighted to be able to give our support to these crucial charities, each of which was nominated by an SAMW member with a special or personal reason to be grateful for the work they’re doing.”

RSABI chief executive, Nina Clancy, commented: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the members of SAMW for their generous donation. The association’s continued support is very much appreciated by everyone at RSABI. The funds will help us provide vital services to people in the agricultural industry during these uncertain times.

“RSABI is here for everyone in the industry, including meat processors. If you’re struggling please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our service is provided confidentially, and we can help with a wide range of issues including mental well-being, money worries and employment concerns.”