Being an active member of the local and wider community means doing whatever we can to support good causes. We have an open mind to requests and always give them full consideration. And whilst we are not able to support every cause, we do prioritise initiatives which we believe will deliver benefit to those least able to help themselves.
10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY INITIATIVE
In 2016 CMS was 10 years old. We supported 10 charities dedicated to improving the lives of people in 10 of the communities in which we work, to celebrate this milestone. Each charity received a cheque for £1000.
RACE FOR LIFE
Our CMS team raised over £1000 for Cancer Research by completing the Race for Life 5k at Glasgow Green in May 2016
BBC DIY SOS
CMS helped Nick Knowles and the BBC DIY SOS team improve the lives of war veterans and residents in Manchester in their biggest ever challenge. The project was undertaken to help create an improved, more resident friendly neighbourhood that everyone - veterans and their local community alike - feels proud to live in. In BBC1’s two-part special, the DIY SOS team transformed 66 houses in Manchester’s New Street and Canada Street and CMS manufactured and installed all the windows for the project, free of charge.
The Cottage Family Centre
Joining volunteers from across Kirkcaldy, including its former MP Gordon Brown, a team from CMS gave up their time to help deliver crates of food, bags of new toys and children’s clothes to more than 500 families in Fife. CMS also provided a generous donation and helped to organise an extensive storage and logistics warehouse which became the hub of the operation.
Lanarkshire Beatson Business Community Appeal
Staff at CMS raised more than £6500 for the new Lanarkshire Beatson by generously giving up part of their wages every week for four weeks and donating the total to the Beatson Cancer Charity. The fundraising effort is part of a £500,000 appeal to help fund a wide range of patient and family support services at the new £22 million Lanarkshire Beatson radiotherapy treatment centre at Monklands General Hospital in Airdrie.
To date AquAid has supplied more than 2 million people in Africa with clean drinking water as a result of support from companies like CMS. The well built with donations from CMS is located in Zimbabwe in Manicaland – a province in the north eastern highlands of Zimbabwe. find out more