Crosbie Matthew in the Community
All of us at Crosbie Matthew live locally, and all of us are committed to supporting our local community. We each have an annual allocation for a charity of our choice, and in this way we’ve supported all sorts of initiatives from after-school clubs to rescue dog and cat charities.
The Kirkcaldy Foodbank was set up in December 2013. Its aim is ‘for nobody to go hungry during a time of crisis in the Kirkcaldy area, and everybody to share what they can.’ It takes donations of food and distributes them to people who need them most via a number of referral agencies in the area.
One of our staff members is a regular volunteer, and during Christmas we have a remembrance tree in both our Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy offices, where we welcome donations for the foodbank.
Alan Morrison gives annual PowerPoint presentations to second and third year students at the Kirkcaldy campus of the University of Dundee School of Nursing and Midwifery.
He covers topics such as changing practices in the care of the deceased, giving bereaved relatives correct information and paperwork, and helping families to understand what happens next. He also explains the role of the Funeral Director and the embalmer, what happens during the cremation process and what happens behind the scenes.
The presentations are so successful that plans are afoot to continue it as an annual event.
Sheila Matthew works within Glenrothes Rotary Club to raise money for worthy causes in the local area and beyond. The club also works with local primary and secondary schools to hold events such as quizzes and recital competitions, and to sponsor young people to take part in worthy projects in other countries.
Glenrothes Rotary Club
We sponsor the planting of colourful, seasonal flowers at the roundabouts near our offices in Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes to enrich the natural environment of the local area for everyone to enjoy.
Around the world
Mercy ships are crewed by volunteer doctors, nurses, water engineers and agriculturalists. They visit some of the world’s poorest countries to bring hope, support, knowledge and healing to thousands of people.
Mary’s Meals is an initiative that sets up feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education. It began by feeding 200 children in Malawi in 2002 and now feeds over 860,000 children every school day.
Mary’s Meals aims to ‘provide one daily meal in a place of learning to attract chronically poor children into a classroom where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.’
Bowling and Golf
Through our association with Golden Charter we support local bowling and golf clubs who carry out various tournaments sponsored by us throughout the year.