As a local business, Briggs Marine do what they can to help the local community and surrounding areas by donating to worthwhile causes. The funds the Company donate throughout the year can mean the difference between vital services staying open or having to shut their doors permanently due to lack of funding, or not being able to support vulnerable children and families who struggle with additional costs over the Christmas period.
Funding for 2017 ranged from sponsorship of football teams, an ice hockey player and boxer to supporting the development of the local playpark to become fully inclusive for all children and helping the Fife Carers centre get their much-needed newsletter to those who struggle to get access to information and support due to disability or location. A new kitchen has also been commissioned for the Burntisland Out of School Service (BOSS) who have been struggling with an out of date, not fit for purpose and at times, unhygienic space to prepare meals.
This year saw an appeal from the Kirkcaldy Food Bank at risk of closure due to lack of funding and a steep increase in food bank users. As a member of the local community, Collieson Briggs pledged a £1000 monthly cash donation to the Food Bank for the next 5 years to ensure those who are most in need benefit from this vital service.
In addition to this, £10,000 has been donated to Burntisland Primary School, Rachel House (https://www.chas.org.uk/how-we-help/who-you-will-meet/at-rachel-house) and The Cottage Family (https://www.thecottagefamilycentre.org.uk/) respectively to support children in need, vulnerable families and those who have life shortening illnesses. Criona Knight from Rachel house said; “I am absolutely overwhelmed, thank you so much- this will help us to provide some wonderful moments and memories for our children and families this Christmas. It is so appreciated.”
Briggs Marine wish our staff and their families as well as all of our charity partners well for the coming year and look forward to supporting more community causes again in 2018.