Charity Efforts

August 2023 New Arc Wildlife Rescue

A wee drop off of some much needed supplies to New Arc Wildlife Resuce where staff met Morgane and Paul.  A worthy charity who relies heavily on the kind donations of supporters, both in items and funds to carry out our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation work!  We will continue to support their good work throughout the year.



Christmas 2020 - Dyce Parish Church Foodbank

Staff at the Instock Aberdeen Depot all joined in with food donated the local foodbank at Dyce Parish Church, with a contribution from Instock and Metsa Tissue we also have cleaning products and janitorial equipment to deliver in the New Year.  On hand to take delivery was Susan, one of the volunteers, all socially distanced of course, who was delighted to receive and expressed her thanks at everyone’s generosity.  Instock are committed to working with our local communities and worthy causes.  We wish you all a Merry Christmas as best you can in what has been a crazy year for us all!

Dyce Parish Church Foodbank 2021 

Christmas 2020 - West Lothian Foodbank

Instock are delighted to be helping our local community by donating catering supplies to The West Lothian Foodbank.  Based in Livingston, the foodbank was established in 2012 and is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.  As we delivered our donation, we met with Kathleen, the foodbank manager, and her husband Martin who run a team of 17 dedicated and enthusiastic staff all helping to eliminate hunger in West Lothian.

There are various ways we can all help with cash or food donations or volunteering.  Please go to or email or call 01501 229307 for more details.

 West Lothian Foodbank 2021


Mission Christmas 2018 - Cash for Kids, Northsound Radio – over £250 in Gifts

It's now getting to be a regular event with staff at the Aberdeen Depot joining in for Christmas jumper day to help raise money for local children in the Northsound Radio Cash for Kids Christmas Appeal. Again the Company and Staff donated gifts with a value of over £250 which will be distributed to disadvantaged local children to give a little joy this Christmas. We wish you all Merry Christmas!

Cash For Kids 2018


Sleep in the Park – December 2017 Princess Street Gardens, Edinburgh

With temperatures as low as -8°C Management of Instock took part in the 2017 Social Bite Sleep in the Park in Edinburgh’s Princess Street Gardens. Between them they raised over £3000 towards homelessness in Scotland and overall Social Bite announced that they have raised total of £500,000 which brings there grand total raised so far to a whopping £3,600,000 which is very close to their goal of £4,000,000 and totally eradicating homelessness in Scotland. Well done to everyone involved.

Sleep in the Park 2017


Mission Christmas 2017 - Cash for Kids, Northsound Radio – over £350 in Gifts

Staff at the Aberdeen Depot all joined in for Christmas jumper day on Friday 8th December to help raise money for local children in the Northsound Radio Cash for Kids Christmas Appeal. The Company and Staff donated gifts with a value of over £350 which will be distributed to disadvantaged local children to give a little joy this Christmas. We wish you all Merry Christmas!

Cash for Kids 2017


CEO Sleepout - December 2016, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

On a cold night in December, Managing Director of Instock, Michael Payne, was delighted to take part in the CEO Sleepout in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, in collaboration with Social Bite.  Michael raised the grand sum of £1,249.15 and Social Bite announced that the total amount raised from the event was £564,545.64!  This figure had exceeded the original target of £500,000 needed to build a village for homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. The money will not only be put towards the physical build but also towards an intensive support structure for the residents to help them get back on their feet.  Well done to all involved!

CEO sleepout 2016


Mission Christmas 2016 - Cash for Kids, Northsound Radio - £250 in Gifts

Staff at the Aberdeen depot all joined in for Christmas Jumper day on Friday 9th December to help raise money for local children in the Northsound Radio Cash for Kids, Mission Christmas appeal.  We induldged in Hot Chocolate with Giant Marshmallows, and they were big,  had trouble fitting them in the cups!  Staff donated gifts to the value of £250 which will be distributed to disadvantaged local children and maybe spread a little magic this festive period.

Cash for Kids 2016


Instock raise £1637.00 for Clan Landmark Walk 2014

Instock staff took part in the CLAN Landmark Walk in September 2014.  The CLAN Landmark Walk is a sponsored 13 mile walk which takes in various sights around Aberdeen.  A great time was had by all, the weather was on our side and we all finished in fine time.   The sights were great to see, we went to some areas of Aberdeen which some of the staff, despite having lived in the city for over 40 years didn’t know existed.

A Massive £14,675.00 for Chez’s Shindig Charity Ball 2014

We held a charity ball in February 2014 to help our work colleague Cherlyn Stephen raise funds for two of the charities that meant the most to her.  Cherlyn had been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and wanted to do something for CLAN who had helped her and her family come to terms with her illness and also to contribute towards Breast Cancer research by donating half the proceeds to the University of Aberdeen Development Trust team.

We did this with the help of our families, friends and enormously generous suppliers and contributors to our raffles and prize auctions.  The generosity of people left us astounded, we can only but thank them time and again on our and Cherlyn and her family’s behalf.

Cherlyn sadly left us in January 2015, she will be greatly missed, she brightened our days right to the end.

Instock Invincible Girls raise over £3500 for the Bling Fling Charity Walk 2012

The Instock girls and friends joined in for the Bling Fling charity walk in May 2012.  The Bling Fling is a 10K charity walk along the old Deeside Railway Line, all dressed up in a tiara and trainers, followed by the best party in town in the beautiful surroundings of the Duthie Park’s Winter Gardens.

It was a cold and windy day but we braved it out and fun was had by all.

The After Party held in the Duthie Park Winter Gardens was fabulous with entertainment, good food and pink fizz but most important, chocolate, brownies and other sweet delights.

There was awesome pampering from some lovely ladies who came to share their skills, of which some of us partook.

But the important part is the fund raising – our girls raised over £3500 in total.

Funds raised are split between Prof Heys and his team at the Breast Cancer Research and Care unit at ARI and the Archway Foundation, to fund social activities, outings and special equipment  for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities in Aberdeen and the North East.

Through extremely generous donations of prizes from our suppliers, Arc, Artis, Churchill, FEM, Manitowoc, Nevilles, Steelite, Zodiac and all the others we held a raffle in our office, here’s one of the prize winners……….and definitely the cutest!!

Our thanks go to all our family, friends and supporters and our suppliers for all the donations and help, Thank You.