Building contractor William Skinner plays Santa to CLIC Sargent children

From: Fame Publicity Services
Published: Wed Dec 26 2007

AT their recent staff open day, building contractors William Skinner & Son with headquarters in Ayrshire and a Southern Office at Meldreth, Cambridgeshire, raised a grand total of £3,130.50 for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

William Skinner & Son directors, staff, suppliers and friends all contributed by means of a raffle, donated prizes being auctioned and donations.

William Skinner & Son director Ken Wales, receptionist Susan Stobbs and business development manager Brian Galloway (as Santa Claus) went to CLIC Sargent’s home at Prestwick last week to hand over the cheque, and Father Christmas gave out presents to all the ten children currently staying there.

Managing director of William Skinner & Son Sandy Cunningham said: "We are delighted to have raised this money in time for Christmas, and look forward to continuing to support CLIC Sargent and all the invaluable work that they do in the future."

CLIC Sargent fundraising manager May Gilchrist said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the management and staff of William Skinner for their continued support over the years and for this fantastic donation which will make such a difference to children with cancer who holiday at Malcolm Sargent House. On behalf of the children and families I would like to wish all at William Skinner & Son best wishes for 2008."

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading children's cancer charity. It provides the widest range of services and the highest number of care professionals to look after children and young people with cancer and their families.

CLIC Sargent was formed in 2005 after a successful merger between CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children. Both charities had a rich history of excellent care and support, and together they are stronger and more effective, providing more for more children and young people with cancer and their families.


Building contractors William Skinner & Son’s Ayrshire and Cambridgeshire bases cover Scotland and Eastern England with activities including building maintenance with 24-hour helpdesk, retail refurbishment and construction, painting, joinery manufacture, metal fabrication, terrazzo tiling, shopfitting, Sika Trocal and Ward Topdeck roofing, and solar hot water installation.

William Skinner & Son have recently diversified into tree houses with contracts from leading hotel and conference centre group De Vere Venues.

They have also made a successful entrance into the solar heating market, attracting a large number of new clients throughout the UK, and have demonstrated their commitment to the wider field of renewable energy by installing a 6kW Proven wind turbine at their HQ in St. Quivox and including PV panels in the design for their proposed office extension.

The aim now is to offer general advice on the suitability of any of the available renewable energy techniques, or any mix of them, to solve individual energy supply problems, and they are developing a consortium of available local expertise to help them develop that.


Building contractor William Skinner & Son is a member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is a newly formed association of some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse and the Western House Hotel, and member company activities include building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle runs its own online news magazine, which can be found at

As well as regularly updated illustrated articles about member companies, Ayrshire Business News also features rolling news, business and sports headlines, and its own online department store.

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail

Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:

Clydesdale Bank
Ayr Racecourse
Western House Hotel
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers
Donald Ross Estate Agents:
William Skinner & Son Building Contractors
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants
Paligap Creative Agency
ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects
Brunston Castle Golf Club
Accident & Injury Claims Centre
Fouters Restaurant
Barrie Grant Business Coach
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