March 25, 2022

The Lighthouse for Perth, the charity that offers crisis support for anyone aged 12 or above who is at risk of self-harm or suicide, or who find themselves in emotional distress or crisis, will benefit from a £1,000 donation made by road maintenance company BEAR Scotland, which has its headquarters in Inveralmond, Perth.

The Lighthouse for Perth is the first local cause to receive a £1,000 boost on behalf of all BEAR staff in 2022 after BEAR staff were invited to put forward causes that were important to them.

This is the second year that BEAR Scotland has undertaken a charity initiative that specifically supports regional and local causes throughout the country in areas where BEAR operates. This cause was nominated by BEAR Scotland, Commercial Assistant, Gail McPhee, who visited The Lighthouse for Perth recently to meet the team and discover first-hand the support the charity provides.

Iain Murray, BEAR Scotland’s Managing Director said: “BEAR Scotland remains committed to supporting communities that we live and work in and, following the successful launch of our charity initiative last year, staff from all areas of BEAR Scotland were again invited to nominate local charities which were most important to them.

“We’re pleased to make the first of these donations on behalf of all staff and we hope this funding boost to The Lighthouse for Perth will help support their amazing work within the Perth and Kinross area.

Sharon Thomas, Lighthouse for Perth’s Operations Manager said: “Youth mental health was already on the increase, but the past two years have been tough for everyone, but particularly for our young people. Their whole way of life has been taken from them and still, they struggle to see if ’normal’ life will ever return.

“This donation from BEAR Scotland is greatly appreciated as it will help us continue to be there when young people need us. As a local charity, local support is so important to us, and it means every penny donated goes right back into the community.  Perth and Kinross is a vast area, part urban and part rural so providing outreach is so important and allows everyone to access our services. This donation will go towards continuing to meet the demand for our services across the whole area.”

Information will be shared about each of the regional charities and how BEAR is supporting them over the next few months.