Supporting Local Communities

Proud to be able to support local communities

We understand your local community is important to you and it is important to us too here at Gleaner. We are proud of the local communities we operate in and where possible would like to provide real benefit to those areas.If you are a local charity or community group who would like to be considered for sponsorship, like those listed below, please complete an application form. 


Download a Gleaner Ltd Sponsorship Application Form here:

Digital Version or Print Version

Once completed please email to marketing@gleaner.co.uk or post to Marketing department, Gleaner Ltd, Milnfield, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1UU. 


Please note that due to the high number of sponsorship requests we receive year round we are sadly unable to honour all of the requests we receive. 

Community Sponsorship:

Lovat Shinty Club

We are pleased to have renewed our Advertising Board with Lovat Shinty Club for the 2020 season.


Inverurie Cricket Club

We made a donation in sponsorship to the Inverurie Cricket Club for the 2020 season. Best of luck with your upcoming matches! 


New Elgin Junior Football Club - Racenight


 
We are pleased to have been able to sponsor a race at this year’s New Elgin Junior Football Club’s Race night.


Pat Munro Foundation Race Night 

The Pat Munro Foundation are hosting ‘A Night at the Races’ on Saturday 29th February at Alness Golf Clubhouse.
 
We are pleased to have the opportunity to be sponsoring a race at the event.  


Model Craft Vintage Vehicle Show

We were pleased to make a raffle donation to Dingwall Mart’s Model Craft Vintage Vehicle Show.


Abernethy Highland Games

We’re pleased to announce our sponsorship of this year’s Abernethy Highland Games, which is to take place on the 8th August.
 
For more information, visit the Abernethy Highland Games website.


Valentine's Ceilidh Dance 

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A Valentine’s Ceilidh Dance in aid of Diabetes UK will take place on Saturday 15th February at the Ardersier Memorial Hall, from 8pm – Midnight. We are pleased to be able to support the event by donating a raffle prize.
Should you wish to support the event, tickets can be bought on the door.
 


Cove Youth Football Club - Girls Under 13's

We were pleased to be able to donate a raffle prize to the Cove Young Girls Under 13's Football team, towards their 'Raffle and a Rock n Roll Bingo Night' at the beginning of February. Money raised will go towards transport to festivals through out the year.  


The Courier - 'Win a Year of Fuel' 

We will be sponsoring The Courier's 'Win Fuel for a Year' competition 2020. From Monday 13th January, The Courier will be giving their customers the chance to win a year's worth of fuel by collecting tockens from their paper. For more information about the promotion, keep an eye on their webpage or Facebook page for details from Monday 13th January.  


Mosstodloch Primary School

Mosstodloch Primary School are hosting a 'Family Tombola' on the 21st February 2020, to raise runds for the school. The successful event, will help enable to school to purchase sports equipment or fund buses for eductional excursions for the children. We were able to support the fundraising, by donation a prize for the fundraising. 


Challenge 4000 

A team of volunteers drove from Scotland to Banjul in Gambia to deliver vehicles including, a road rescue unit (kitted our with full emergency trauma kit), and a large passenger carrying van, (to be used as local transport). 

Our Braemar Filling Station kindly donated a 'Car Care Package' containing bulbs, screen wash etc., to the Challenge 4000 team, to help them on their journey to Gambia.  

Keep up to date with the team's progress on their Facebook page. 


Grantown-on-Spey Hogmanny Street Party 

We were pleased to be able to support the 'Grantown-on-Spey Hogmanny Street Party', by loaning the use of our facilities in the set up. We hope you all had a great time and a very happy new year! For more information about next years event, visit their Facebook page


Invergarry Children's Christmas Party

The community of Invergarry village and primary school, are hosting their annual Childrens Christmas Party. We're pleased to have been able to make a donation towards the event. 


Moray Diabetes Group Christmas Fayre

A donation was made towards the Moray Diabetes Group's Christmas Fayre taking place on Sunday 8th December. The event hosts stalls, refreshments, a raffle, bouncy castle, and a visit from Father Christmas himself!


Golden Spurtle Championships 2019

For the 2019 Golden Spurtle Championships, Gleaner were once again pleased to provide the gas cylinders used for cooking. It looked like a great day and congratulations to all the contestants. 


Paul MacKinnon - Mull Rally 2019

A donation was made to Paul MacKinnon to cover the cost of the fuel used in the Mull Rally. Congratulations to Paul who went on to win the rally! 


Ruaridh Allan - Mull Rally 2019

We were able to provide a donation to Ruaridh Allan to help cover some of the costs of his participation in the Beatson Mull Rally 2019. Congratulations to Ruaridh who came 78th out of 150 starters. 


Hill of Beath Hawthorne Football Club 

We were please to be able to become a sponsor for the upcoming season at Hill of Beath Hawthorne FC


Ross Sutherland Rugby Club 

A sponsorship donation was made to Ross Sutherland Rugby Club towards the 2019/2020 season


Islay Beef Herd Competition 2019

It was our pleasure to once again to be able to provide a sponsorship donation to the Islay Beef Herd Competition.


Salen Show

We were pleased to have provided Sponsorship of the Secretary’s tent at this year’s Salen Show, which took place on Thursday 8th August.
 


Lismore Community Transport

For the second year running we were able to provide a donation towards the maintenance of the Lismore Community Transport’s ‘Granny Bus’ service. Helping to provide transport for the residents of Lismore.


Old Firm Select Vs Elgin Albion FC Charity Match

The charity football match between Old Firm Select Vs Elgin Albion Football Club, took place on Saturday 13th July. We were delighted to have been able to provide corporate sponsorship for the event.


Dunoon Community Radio

Gleaner are pleased to once again continue our sponsorship of Dunoon Community Radio’s Weather and Travel updates.


Lhanbryde & St Andrews Outdoor Bowling Club

Lhanbryde & St Andrews outdoor bowling club are hosted a Bingo evening on Saturday 3rd Aug, to raise funds for the club house. We were pleased to have been able to offer a prize donation for the event. 


Highland Hospice Grantown Golf Tournament

The Highland Hospice Grantown & District Fundraising Committee held a Charity Golf Tournament at the Grantown on Spey Golf Club on Thursday 16th May 2019. We were able to be a hole sponsor at the event.  


Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Charity Football Match

Thurso Fire Station held a charity football match and auction to funds to buy lifesaving defibrillators in the community, as well as Stepping Stones and Caithness riding for the Disabled. We were pleased to support the event by making a donation


Glengarry Shinty Club

We were pleased to make a donation towards the Junior Shinty section of the Glengarry Shinty Club, towards the cost of their new camans.


Brain Tumour Reseach Charity Night

A fundraising night is to be hosted on June 22nd 2019 in aid of Brain Tumour Research at Highland Rugby Club, Inverness. We were pleased to have been able to show support by donating a raffle prize for the occasion.


Pakanyor Foundation - Jamie Gunn

We recently made a donation towards Jamie Gunn’s charitable project. In the Summer months, Jamie will be travelling to an isolated village in Thailand , working alongside Pakanyor Foundation. The objective is to provide the village with fresh running water and storage tanks.


MacTaggart Community Cyber Cafe

The MacTaggart Community Cyber Café hosted a Volunteers Awareness Day, where the volunteers were able to sit down as a group and reflect on the efforts and achievements made by the volunteers from the previous months/years. We were pleased to have been able to make a donation.


Abbie's Sparkle Foundation

We recently made a donation towards Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation fundraising. Abbie Main was diagnosed with Sarcoma at the age of 10. When Abbie was told her illness was terminal, she began to formulate a plan to help others, drafting plans for the Charity. Abbie sadly passed away on Christmas Day in 2017, at the age of 14.

Since then, the foundation have worked tirelessly to support children affected by cancer across Scotland. The charity regularly visits children’s wards in Aberdeen, Inverness & Glasgow to deliver ‘goody bags’, they provide holidays both within the UK and abroad to those much in need of respite, the contribute towards hospital equipment and provide financial help to those facing financial burdens cancer can impose.

Donations can be make via their 'Moneygiving' page


Matt McQueen

As an up and coming racing talent, we are pleased to have the opportunity to support and sponsor Matt McQueen.

Our Retail Manager for Branded Sites, Gary Coutts, was fortunate to have been able to visit Matt at Sutherland Arms Garage, Brora, owned by Matt’s grandparents Tommy and Hazel Sutherland. Gary was shown around the new kart and learnt about its design and features.

We wish the best of luck to Matt with the 2019 season, and look forward to seeing how Matt progresses in his new class


Oban Primary Football Tournament 

We are delighted to be sponsoring the cost of the medals for the Oban Primary Football Festival for the second year running. The event, which will take place on Saturday 27th April, is the association’s main fundraising event of the year. It allows the league to fund mandatory expenditure such as, SFA coach education, first aid courses, and renewing worn out equipment. Well done to all those taking part.


Charity Of The Year 2019 - Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland

Our service station sites have named Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland as their Charity of the Year 2019. They will be organising and participating in fundraising activities throughout 2019, aiming to raise as much money as possible for the charity. Keep up-to-date with their progress on our Gleaner Service Stations Facebook page.

Learn more about Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland and our year of fundraising here.


Islay Golf Club


We are pleased to be able to support the Islay Golf Club once again at this year for the ‘Champion of Champions’ competition, taking place in February, by being a prize sponsor.

Best of luck to all the competitors taking part.


Garmouth & Kingston Pre-school

Garmouth & Kingston Pre-School are to host a Race Night on the 2nd March, to raise funds for developing the outdoor areas across all three nurseries. We are happy to be able to offer a donation of a prize, towards the fundraising efforts.
 
We wish you a successful event.


Moray Ploughing Match Society 

We have been able to support the Moray Ploughing Match once again this year, by sponsoring a competition prize. Congratulations to everyone who took part. 


Mosstodloch Primary School 

Mosstodloch Primary School will be hosting a Tombola event, on Friday 22nd February, to raise funds for purchasing educational resources, sporting equipment and educational excursions for the children.

We are pleased to be able to support the event by donating a prize for the occasion.


Glenbervie Pre-School 

Glenbervie Pre-School hosted their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 24th November. We were pleased to be able to support the event, which raises funds to keep the pre-school running, by donation of a raffle prize. 


Carrbridge Golf Club 

We’re pleased to be continuing our ‘Tee’ sponsorship at the Carrbridge Golf Club for 2019.


The Goldern Spurtle - World Porridge Making Championships 2018

We are pleased to have been able to provide the gas cylinders used by the cooks in this year’s 25th annual competition, hosted on Saturday 6th October in Carrbridge Village Hall. 


'Come Dancing' for Poppy Scotland 2018

We are pleased to be sponsoring Paul and Audrey in this years ‘Come Dancing for Poppy Scotland’ event on Saturday 9th March 2019 for Macdonald Drumossie Hotel in Inverness.

All money raised will go to Poppy Scotland. For more information, visit Poppy Scotland.


Oban Futsal Club

We’re pleased to be co-sponsoring the new strips for the Oban Futsal Club. We wish the team luck with their upcoming matches.


St Bride's Primary School Christmas Fayre

We’re pleased to have been able to donate a raffle prize for this year’s St Brides Primary School Christmas Fate, a marvellous, fun evening with fantastic home baking and hand-made crafts as well as some terrific prizes to be won in the raffle, silent auction and tombola.


Islay Beef Herding Competition 2018

We were able to once again sponsor a class at this year’s Islay Beef Herding Competition which took place on Saturday 29th September.
Congratulations to all those who participated in another successful event.


Alistair's SAYFC Agri Affair Trip

We’re supporting Young Farmer Alistair Brunton, by donating funds towards the upcoming SAYFC (Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs) annual Agri Affair trip to California. The group of 16 will be departing on November 24th and returning on December 16th.

The purpose of the trip is to gain insight into farming in another country, while having the opportunity to talk to farmers first hand. The group will disseminate their stories to peers on their return, and will tweet and blog their experiences whilst away.  


Daniel's Great Golf Challenge 

On August 4th, our Boiler Maintenance Engineer, Daniel Cruikshank, played as part of a team taking on four rounds of golf (72 holes) in one day, in aid of Cancer Research UK. We’re happy to have been able to supported such a great cause. Well done Daniel!


Gardenstown Harbour Gala

We were able to donate a raffle price for this year’s Gardenstown Harbour Gala on the 28th July. This year’s gala was opened by TV’s ‘Trawlermen’ star, Jimmy Buchan.


Alzheimer Scotland 

Alzhemier Scotland partnered with Fraser Park Bowling Club to host a Round Robin event on Saturday 11th August 2018. We were pleased to be able to support the event by donating a raffle prize. All proceeds from the event and raffle were donated to Alzheimer’s Scotland.


Caithness Show

Thank you to the Caithness Show for inviting Mhairi from our Bridgend Service Station to present the rosettes for the Dog Show. We are happy to have been able to sponsor the event at this year’s show!


Big Bills Big Cycle

We’re happy to be helping Willie fund the cost of the support vehicle fuel costs, on his upcoming ‘Big Bills Big Cycle’ from Land’s end to Oban. Willie will be undertaking the challenge, to cycle 737 miles in 7 days, in aid of Alzheimers Scotland, Beatson Cancer Charity, and Craighalbert Centre.
Best of luck from the team at Gleaner!


Banchory Show

 

We will once again be fuel sponsors at this year’s Banchory show. The show will take place on Saturday 28th July 2018, the day’s events include a parade of livestock, dog show, craft and trade stands as well as appearances from Banchory Fire Service and pipe band.

For more information, visit the show website; http://www.banchoryshow.co.uk/ 


Great Pacific Rowing Race

We are pleased to have offered sponsorship to Michael Prendergast, to compete in the Great Pacific Rowing Race, to support children with Down’s Syndrome in the Highlands and Islands area.
We wish him luck in his nautical venture.


Longside Gala - 'The Big Fight Night'

We are happy to have provided raffle prizes for ‘The Big Fight Night’, the first event of this year’s Longside Gala. The event was hosted by Kincorth Boxing Club on Friday the 18th May 2018.


Ross of Mull & Iona Gala

We are pleased to have sponsored the cost of a banner for the Ross of Mull & Iona Gala 2018. The main events through the course of the gala fortnight include, the Float Parade on Friday 20th July, the Gala Dance on Sat 21st July and the Scarecrow Trail which will run throughout the Gala period.

To keep updated with the event festivities, please visit the Ross of Mull & Iona Gala Facebook page.


Cash 4 Kids

Our 10 months of fundraising, in aid of MFR’s Cash for Kids, came to a close at the end of 2017. We reached an incredible final amount of £5193.89. A massive thank you to all those who have donated and contributed, to help provide a helping hand to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children across the North of Scotland.


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