The Fairmont St Andrews gives donation to charitable Trust
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Charity is the name of the game in the home of golf, with a generous Big Green Footprint Scheme donation from The Fairmont St Andrews to Fife Coast and Countryside Trust.
The £8,330 donation was generated from a scheme which sees an optional £1 charge on guests’ hotel bills.
The Fairmont St Andrews is a member and ambassador for Fife Coast and Countryside Trust’s Big Green Footprint Scheme, which allows organisations to donate to the Trust to help support and protect Fife’s outdoors and wildlife.
Now in its second year, The Big Green Footprint Scheme allows participating businesses to show customers, employees and local communities their green credentials and dedication to the local environment.
Some examples of on-going projects business can choose to support include Fife’s young rangers and educational programmes, Fife’s Red Squirrel projects and Fife Coastal Path visitor improvements.
Amanda McFarlane, Chief Executive of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, said: “The Fairmont St Andrews has always been a great supporter of our work, and we are extremely grateful to all the staff and guests for their generosity in raising these funds under our Big Green Footprint Scheme.
“Donations like these allow us to keep improving the Fife Coastal Path and maintaining the amazing biodiversity and countryside across all of our 70 sites in Fife.”
Garrett Turta, General Manager of The Fairmont St Andrews, commented: “We have been a member of the Scheme since 2010, and in that time we are very proud to have raised £9,872 for Fife Coast and Countryside Trust. We believe that supporting and working with local organisations like the Trust is an important role for the hotel”.
To find out more about The Big Green Footprint Scheme and how to become a member, please visit www.tbgfs.co.uk