Kind-hearted staff and guests at the Apex hotel have raised a huge amount of money for the Archie appeal.
Through a series of fundraising initiatives including bake sales, donation pledges and a beard-growing challenge, more than £10,000 has been raised for the children’s charity.
Inspired by the Oor Wullie Bucket trail, staff at the waterfront hotel wanted to raise as much as they could for the foundation.
Apex general manager, Brett Davidge, said their campaign was a great opportunity for staff to promote the Archie appeal to visitors who might not have been aware of it.
He said:”We ran our campaign from January to June, with staff having the option to donate money at the annual party at the start of the year.
“We also asked guests, on check-out, whether they wanted to add £1 to their bill, which allowed our staff the chance to explain a little more about the Archie Foundation, and the work they are doing in Tayside for the children’s hospital.”
Cassie Thompson, director of fundraising for Archie, said: “This most recent campaign is another great example of just how much Apex has done for the foundation, both in terms of donations and support, and having the staff involved in efforts has been a very effective way of raising funds and awareness.”
The Archie Foundation are hoping to raise £2 million for the children’s unit in Ninewells to purchase two operating theatres.