May 2023

Going in Big for Charlie House

MDL continues its support of the children's charity and its Big Build Appeal with over £12,000 commitment.

For the second year running, the company sponsored the entertainment at Charlie House's Fizz & Fashion Friday. Attended by more than 250 guests, the annual event raised over £16,000 for the charity's Buy a Brick campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to raise funds for the Big Build Appeal - an £8million initiative to construct a dedicated support centre in the North-east of Scotland for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Celebrating the wonderful mums and dads who benefit from Charlie House’s services to support their children with life-limiting conditions, 13 parents took part in the fashion show which offered them a rare occasion to indulge in glitz and glamour.

Shining a light on the importance of the charity’s services, the event also showcased a video from Emma Beattie who has used Charlie House as a support network to help create long-lasting and fulfilling memories for her daughter.

Tracy Johnstone, founder and chair of Charlie House said: “Fizz and Fashion Friday is a fantastic event to celebrate these incredible parents and highlight their strength and resilience through challenging times.

“Showcasing family stories, such as Emma’s, is not only incredibly emotional, but it reinforces the importance of building a physical Charlie House here in the North-east. Our Buy a Brick campaign helps take us closer to this goal, and we are so thankful for everyone's contributions, who have made a major difference to our fundraising targets."

On top of the Fizz & Fashion sponsorship, MDL pledged to purchase 45 virtual bricks - each worth £250 - resulting in an additional £11,250 donation.

Charlie House supports babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, together with their families, in the North-east of Scotland. All funds raised from the event will go directly to Charlie House and the families they support.

To learn more about the charity and how to contribute, visit their website: