ASCO workers aim to raise £50,000 for charity to mark 50th anniversary of oil supply base operator

Sam Begg and Jamie Marr from ASCO are pictured (right) at the Scottish SPCA Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Drumoak with Jenna McCall and Salvo.
Sam Begg and Jamie Marr from ASCO are pictured (right) at the Scottish SPCA Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Drumoak,accompanied by Jenna McCall with Salvo.

Staff at Aberdeen-based supply base operator ASCO have set their sights on raising £50,000 for charity to celebrate the company’s landmark 50th anniversary.

Working primarily with international oil companies and major contractors, ASCO operates from 17 bases in seven countries, and employs 2,000 people. 

Supply base management operations are augmented by a suite of complimentary services, including materials and warehouse management, waste management, decommissioning, transport and logistics, training, personnel provision, fuel services and marine management. 

Since 2008, staff have raised over £100,000 for various charities which have been nominated by colleagues.  Last year, the decision was taken to help raise awareness and donations for two charities, with The Brain Tumour Charity and the local Scottish SPCA chosen as beneficiaries. 

The company’s dedicated volunteer Lifestyle Team held events throughout the year to help staff smash their initial £30,000 target and raise £35,688 for the two worthy causes.

And the campaign is set to step up another gear for the milestone half centenary celebrations in 2017 with ASCO aiming even higher. Three charities have been chosen to receive a share of funds raised during the year, namely SANDs Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity, The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars. 

Jamie Marr, ASCO Aberdeen Operations Manager, said: “The charities we support are selected by popular vote in-house and it seemed fitting to raise the bar this year when the company is celebrating such an important birthday. 

“Against a challenging economic backdrop and a time when many organisations are curbing their CSR activity, we are delighted to be heading in the opposite direction and increasing our commitment.”

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