Food for thought as staff set out on trek

Dannielle and Jim (second and third left) hand over cheque for SAMH.
Dannielle and Jim (second and third left) hand over cheque for SAMH.

Two employees of the McDonald’s restaurant in Motherwell set out last week on a trek of the Great Wall of China to help charity.

Dannielle Cannon and her boyfriend Jim Gibbons, who are both business managers at the Motherwell store, began their adventure by handing over a cheque for £7000 to the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

This is money which the couple have already raised and they hope to add to the total.

The caring couple face a long and arduous trip but are up for the challenge.

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials.

It was built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe.

Several walls were built from as early as the seventh century BC. These were later joined together and are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall measuring 5,500 miles.

SAMH is Scotland’s leading mental health charity which works hard every day to ensure that people are talking about mental health.

The charity provides community-based services for over 3000 people across Scotland, offering support, training and recovery for those experiencing mental health problems, addictions, homelessness and other forms of social exclusion.

Dannielle Cannon and Jim Gibbons have worked hard to raise money to help the charity and have appreciated the support of their employer and colleagues.