Clydesdale Bank charity donation to Ayrshire Cancer Support

From: Fame Publicity Services
Published: Sun Jan 24 2010

An Ayrshire Cancer charity gained an extra boost this week - a special cheque from Clydesdale Bank.

The Ayrshire Cancer Support, based at Kilmarnock, received an £850 cheque from Clydesdale Bank’s Ayrshire Financial Solutions Centre (FSC), Ayr.

The £850 cheque was presented to the charity on Tuesday 20 January 2010 by Clydesdale Bank Ayrshire FSC managing partner Willie Mackie, after Ayrshire Cancer Support was selected from a draw of charities nominated by staff.

The money for the donation came from two Clydesdale Bank charity auctions of 300 historic and collectable bank notes in Glasgow and London last September which raised £180,000. From this £3,850 is being made available to three charities in Ayrshire. The other two charities to benefit are Alzheimer’s Scotland, Ayr Division and East Ayrshire Carers.

Ayrshire Cancer Support has provided help to cancer patients throughout the region since 1982. With cancer support centres in both Ayr and Kilmarnock it provide a drop in facility for cancer patients, their families and the bereaved and a range of services including counselling, support groups and complementary therapies.

Ayrshire Cancer Support chief executive James Beck said: "We are extremely grateful to everyone at the Clydesdale Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Ayr for this very generous donation. Our charity, like many others, is experiencing difficulties in these challenging financial times and this donation will help us to continue providing our services to cancer patients and their families throughout Ayrshire."
Clydesdale Bank Ayrshire FSC managing partner Willie Mackie said: "We are thrilled that some of the funds raised by Clydesdale Bank’s charity auctions have come to Ayrshire, and that our decision to support the three charities will hopefully make a significant difference to the lives of people across Ayrshire."

Further information:

Clydesdale Bank
Financial Solutions Centre
43 Alloway Street
Ayr KA7 1SP
Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: Willie Mackie, Managing Partner
Tel: 01292 272072
Fax: 01292 280202

Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank is part of the National Australia Group. Clydesdale Bank was established in 1838 in Glasgow and has a proud history of innovation and support for Scottish industry and communities. With over 150 retail branches and a network of Financial Solutions Centres, Clydesdale is one of Scotland's largest banks. The Bank is currently expanding its operations into the South of England with its innovative Financial Solutions Centres, offering customers a highly integrated business and private banking service.

Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Bank was founded in 1859 in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Yorkshire Bank has 190 retail branches, a strong personal customer base and a growing business banking capability with 77 Financial Solutions Centres. Yorkshire Bank is a trading name of Clydesdale Bank plc, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group of companies. Yorkshire Bank joined the Group in 1990.

Financial Solutions Centres

Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centres (FSC) offer Members a tailored range of business and private banking services under one roof. A team of specialist partners, each with considerable local experience, work together to provide Members with end to end solutions for their business and private banking needs. In addition to banking services, the FSCs also operate as a hub for local business, with a range of networking opportunities and meeting facilities available as a benefit of membership.

Over 70 FSCs are located around the UK and in 2006 represented over half of the National Australia Bank Group’s UK income.


Clydesdale Bank’s Ayrshire Financial Solutions Centre (FSC), Ayr, is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by 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, Western House Hotel and South Ayrshire Council. and member company activities include broadcasting, 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.

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


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