Staff at Polmadie have gone above and beyond, after raising more than £9,000 for local charities. 

Workers at Viridor’s Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre have raised £9,565 which will be split between Beatson Cancer Charity and Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids. 

As part of a Health & Safety initiative, the workplace received £5 per employee from bosses for every month that no ‘Lost Time Injuries’ were recorded. 

‘Lost Time Injuries’ refer to health and safety incidents which results in time lost from work.

Debbie Wallace, health and safety environment manager at Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, said: “Our health and safety scheme not only ensures the wellbeing of our staff on site, it provides an additional incentive thanks to the prospect of Viridor donating money towards causes close to our employees’ hearts.

“With Christmas on the horizon we are pleased we are able to give something back and provide a boost. Hearing how the charities will use the money and the difference it makes really is heartwarming.”

Martin Cawley, CEO of Beatson Cancer Charity said: “The most recent donation will allow us to continue with our Befriending Service and delivery of patient care packs across this important time.

"Thanks to all the staff at Viridor Scotland including Sarah Bird and Karen MacCormack, Community Benefits Officers who have worked closely with our fundraising team – it really makes a difference.”