Tasty treats drive charity success for RSM

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has launched a range of luxury chocolates to support Children 1st and raise much-needed funds for the Scottish charity.

The team is competing in the Dragons’ Glen challenge which tasks teams from businesses across Scotland to fundraise by either creating and selling a product or co-ordinating and hosting events. Following a pitch process, the RSM team secured £500 start-up investment and a mentor to help bring the business idea to life. The aim is to raise at least £5,000 for the national children’s charity. 

Working together with Jamie Hutcheon from Cocoa Ooze, RSM has created a box of handmade chocolates, including strawberry cream, tonka bean and caramel cup creations. In addition, three of the six chocolates feature artwork of local landmarks, created by Creative Partners and Company, including Pittodrie football stadium, The Beach Ballroom and Marischal College.

The RSM team, consisting of Michael Norrie, Sarah Philliben, Laurie MacDonald, Tracy Shylan, Sarah Robb, Rosie Nesland, Neil Graham and Cheyenne Anderson, has also organised a race night and Christmas drive-in cinema at Castle Fraser raising a supplementary £4,200.

Children 1st is Scotland’s national children’s charity that supports young people and families through times of hardship and trauma. The charity runs the Dragon’s Glen challenge each year to generate funds to support vulnerable children and families across Scotland.

Michael Norrie from the RSM team, said:

‘Taking part in Dragon’s Glen has not only been a fantastic opportunity to create a new product to raise much-needed fund for a great cause, but it has been a great team building activity working with colleagues to create and bring a new product to market.

‘We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we received – both to make the chocolates, sales and attendance to our events. Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far – the chocolates are flying out of the door so if this continues I’m sure we’ll exceed the £5,000 target.’