Engineers to Elves: AWD Deliver for Charity this Christmas


Our multi-talented engineers took on the role of elves this week as they helped deliver a cheque for £1000 from AWD to our neighbours, and friends, Hillhouse. Helping families and individuals facing financial hardship, Hillhouse are working harder than ever this Christmas to support those in need.

This year, the charity has received 1400 requests for aid from families facing financial hardship this Christmas. The money donated by Alan White Design will be used to buy toys to help children across Ayrshire enjoy the Christmas season.

Our office staff made the short journey next door to present the cheque to Eileen McCluskey, Hillhouse’s Project Coordinator, and they are pictured holding some of the gifts the local children will unwrap on Christmas morning.

Managing Director, Malachy Ryan, said, ‘As part of our company core values, we prioritise helping others wherever we can, so we are delighted to support Hillhouse once again this Christmas. Through our STEM work in local schools in Ayrshire, we have seen first-hand the impact that financial hardship can have, especially on children, and we were keen to help. We know how hard Hillhouse work throughout the year to support these families and we hope our donation will bring a smile to lots of children’s faces this Christmas. ’

Assistant Design Engineer, Christy Milne, said ‘We work on projects all over the world, but we also understand the importance contributing to our local community here in Ayrshire, and it’s great to know that we have helped ensure some children will have some gifts to open on Christmas day.’

You can find out more about the great work that Hillhouse do here.