A BUSINESSMAN has come up with a novel way of celebrating a landmark birthday.
David Moran of Hago Computers in Glenrothes has decided to raise money for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) in the 100 days leading up to his birthday by donating money from his business.
He said: “Myself and a lot of my friends are turning 40 this year. For his birthday earlier this year one of my friends raised £780 for CHAS so I thought I would do something the same.
“Here at Hago for every computer we service we basically make a £10 profit so for the next 100 days until I’m 40, every tenner we make from servicing a computer will be donated to CHAS.
“I’ve spoken to CHAS and they have a lot of technology projects such as buying video cameras for children to use so the money coming from here will be going towards those sorts of things.”
Sarah Secombes, regional fundraising manager for CHAS, said: “We are delighted that David has decided to support CHAS in the run up to his 40th birthday with this promotion at Hago Computers.
“Like all children and young people, technology plays a huge part in the lives of the families CHAS supports. Whether playing specially adapted games, using internet technology to keep in touch with the hospice, or simply listening to music, all the money raised at Hago Computers will go towards enriching the lives of the children, young people and their families using Rachel House, Robin House and CHAS at Home.”
David launched his business in the town’s Culzean Place two years ago and says that it’s going very well.
He said: “We’re just a small premises but we’re very busy. We open at half past eight so people are able to drop off their computers in the morning before work and will pick them up on the way home the same day.
“Most of our custom is Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes but we’re happy to cover most of Fife. We get a lot of custom from Kinghorn too.”
As his birthday approaches David is hopeful that he can raise as much money as possible for CHAS and increase the number of customers coming through his door.
“I am actually looking forward to my birthday,” he said.
“For one, it gave me the chance to do this and thankfully people have already starting mentioning it.
“I had two customers this week who both said that they’d heard I was turning 40 so hopefully there’ll be a lot more.”