Rab Fraser Chair of Unite with Nathan McLeary, Ruby Cunningham and Santa
Rab Fraser Chair of Unite with Nathan McLeary, Ruby Cunningham and Santa


Staff donate over £10,000 to local special schools

For over thirty years, members of Lothian Buses 2,000 strong workforce have been making weekly contributions from their salary to a special fund set up by Unite the Union.

This year, the fund has given nine schools a cheque for £750 with a further school, Prospect Bank receiving an amazing £4,000, which was presented during the school’s Christmas concert by Rab Fraser, Chairman of Unite Sc 21 Branch and Duncan McBride, Secretary of Unite Sc 21 Branch.

The other schools benefiting from this fund are St Crispin’s School, Kaimes School, Braidburn School, Rowanfield School, Gorgie Mills School, Oaklands School, Pilrig Park School, Redhall School and Woodlands School.

Ian Craig, Chief Executive, said: The generosity of our staff never fails to impress me. I am delighted that once again we can donate a large sum of money to local schools.”

Commenting donations, Rab Fraser, Chairman of Unite Sc 21 Branch, said: “It was a pleasure for me to present the cheques to the schools and to meet with the children that will be helped by our contributions. The fund was set up over 30 years ago and I am thrilled that thanks to the continued support from staff at Lothian Buses it is still going strong today.”

This year Prospect Bank School was chosen out of the hat to receive the large fund. Next year, another school will be chosen by Lothian Buses to receive a large sum.