Leading engineering business, Brimmond, recently unveiled their ‘Charlie Coo’ sculpture, which takes pride of place outside their Kintore HQ.
Brimmond successfully bid £28,000 for Charlie in an auction at the Charlie House Ball in November. The charity supports families across the North-east of Scotland, improving the quality of life for babies, children, and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
The life-size 700kg Highland cow sculpture was created by renowned metalwork artist Kev Paxton and his team at ‘ArtFe’ in Edinburgh, using recycled waste metal donated by John Lawrie Metals.
Brimmond, which specialises in the design, manufacture, rental and repair of lifting, mechanical and hydraulic equipment for industry, are long-time supporters of Charlie House, and have raised over £50,000 since 2019. As part of their commitment to the charity, Brimmond have pledged to raise enough money to build the gardens and outdoor play area of their new specialist facility in the grounds of Aberdeen’s Woodend Hospital.
Managing Director of Brimmond, Tom Murdoch said: “Charlie House is a charity that is very close to our hearts. Our staff voted Charlie House as our charity of choice in 2019, and since then we have enjoyed taking part in several fundraising events and activities. We are championing Charlie House’s Big Build Appeal where they aim to raise £8million in order to build a brand-new specialist facility right here in the North-east. At the moment, there is nothing available locally, and families have to travel more than 100 miles to get support, respite and care when they need it.
“As a family business, rooted in our local community, it’s important to us to give something back, and support the people within that community. Charlie Coo’s addition to the Brimmond family is an important symbol of that commitment, and we are thrilled that he’ll be welcoming visitors to our headquarters in Kintore for many years to come!”
Susan Crighton, Director of Fundraising at Charlie House added: “Our partnership with Brimmond over the last three years has been nothing short of incredible. The team are always ready to don their Charlie House t-shirts and get involved in events and initiatives.
“Brimmond’s volunteering and fundraising efforts have seen them making a significant contribution towards the work we do with families across the North-east of Scotland, and we can’t thank them enough for their generosity. They continuously go above and beyond for our charity.”