Tendeka tree raises GBP 500 for Archie Foundation after Quest donation

Source: press release, 14 December 2020

Gordon Deuchars, managing director of Quest (left) with Barry Esson, Tendeka’s customer services and supply chain director
Gordon Deuchars, managing director of Quest (left) with Barry Esson, Tendeka’s customer services and supply chain director (photo: Tendeka)

A Christmas tree decorated by Westhill-based energy specialists Tendeka has raised GBP 500 for The Archie Foundation after being bought at auction.

The charity held a festive fundraiser across the north and north-east of Scotland with 10 decorated trees going under the hammer after a week of bidding, reaching a grand total of GBP 15,500.

Sponsoring companies were encouraged to decorate trees with themes, knowing all efforts was to help raise funds to provide invaluable support to babies, children, young people and their families across Grampian at difficult points in their lives. Tendeka’s tree had a peacock theme and was decorated in the company’s corporate teal colour as well as silver and purples, with peacocks, chocolate filled globes and wooden toys making the tree stand out for all to see.

The tree was bought by Dundee-based Quest Precision Engineering and the company has gifted the tree back to Tendeka after establishing a strong partnership in work across the energy sector.

Alan Pearson, Chief Financial Officer at Tendeka says, “We really appreciate the work the Archie Foundation does and were proud to be involved in this initiative. We have a long-established relationship with Quest, and we are very grateful to Gordon and the team for ensuring the tree raised valuable funds for families across the region. The plan is to display the tree in our Westhill office over the holidays before looking at what we can do with the decorations longer-term.”

Gordon Deuchars, managing director of Quest adds, “I’m pleased to support Tendeka and The Archie Foundation through the auction, as it’s an extremely worthy cause. We have worked with Tendeka on many projects over the years so we’re more than happy to show our appreciation by gifting the tree back to them to host in the office.”

The Archie Foundation supports children’s healthcare in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee, as well as the Neonatal Ward Aberdeen and Grampian Child Bereavement Network.

Lynne Brooks, Gifts & Donations Officer for The Archie Foundation says, “We are hugely grateful to both Tendeka and Quest Precision Engineering for their support in our Christmas Campaign. 2020 has been an extremely difficult year with many of our usual fundraising sources limited, so support from local business has been invaluable. Our bereavement service has seen an understandable rise in referrals of approximately 60% on 2018 and we have also been able to make emergency grants to families for whom costs such as transport to hospital has been a struggle due to the financial impact of COVID.”