BTO’s staff charity for 2018 is Brightest Star and we have been undertaking lots of great fundraising in aid of this special charity.
What is Brightest Star?
On the 19 December 2012, 6 days before his 6th Birthday, Jack Kennedy suddenly fell asleep in his mummy’s arms and became the brightest star in the sky. Brightest Star is the charity founded in his memory. The charity provides support to families following the death of a child at any age, from any cause of death.
Since it was established, Brightest Star has set up support groups in Glasgow and Edinburgh for bereaved parents; distributed memory boxes; provided group therapy; trained people in emergency paediatric first aid; donated cuddle cots and cuddle blankets to children’s wards and donated Christmas gifts. In February 2018 the charity finally achieved its aim of providing a custom built family ambulance that allows the parents to travel with their sick child. To find out more about Brightest Star you can visit: www.brighteststar.org.uk
In addition to supporting Brightest Star, BTO also sponsors Art in Healthcare and gets involved in a range of charitable activities.
What CSR initiatives has BTO been involved in recently?
Art in Healthcare and Artist Jen Bradley Help BTO Get Creative
BTO to support art workshops for residents at Hillside View Care Home, Paisley. [Read More]
BTO Teams ‘Ride the Clyde’ in GCSC Challenge
BTO participates in the Glasgow Schools’ Rowing Club Corporate Regatta on the river Clyde. [Read More]
BTO’s warriors survive Spartan “Super” Race in aid of Brightest Star
A team of 8 brave BTO solicitors took part in the Spartan super race last Sunday morning in and around kinnoul hill Perthshire - an 8 mile race with 25 different obstacles. [Read More]
BTO continues to raise funds for charity Brightest Star
BTO raffled off two Beyoncé & Jay Z tickets for Hampden Park for its chosen charity. [Read More]
BTO supports Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills Sportive in aid of Brightest Star
On behalf of Brightest Star our BTO colleagues Mark Morton, Tim Webster and Peter Graham took part in the Brewin Dolphin Ochil Hills Sportive on Sunday 3 June 2018. [Read More]
Charity exhibition supports Scottish artists and people affected by dementia
BTO supports dementia-friendly tour at Art in Healthcare exhibition. [Read More]