The Directors of Scotwest Credit Union are delighted to announce the second annual Directors Charity Award donation of £5,000 goes to Alzheimer Scotland.

Alzheimer Scotland’s aim is to make sure that nobody faces dementia alone. They provide vital support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, while funding research and campaigning for the rights of people with dementia.They were nominated by Scotwest Member Marion Coyles who was selected at random from over 30,000 members.

Marion Coyles, the member who nominated Alzheimer Scotland said “The work that Alzheimer Scotland does is very important to me and my family, as we have been personally affected by the debilitating condition of dementia. It was great to be given the chance to support what they do.”

Scotwest presenting Alzheimer Scotland with £5,000 cheque
Caroline Miller of Alzheimer Scotland, Scotwest Member Marion Coyles and Cathy Jamieson, Scotwest Director

Cathy Jamieson of the Scotwest Credit Union Board of Directors said “We are pleased to continue giving our Members the chance to support the charities and causes that are close to their hearts through the Scotwest Directors’ Charity Awards. Myself and everyone on the board look forward, not only to seeing the continued great work carried out by Alzheimer Scotland, but all the charities we will be supporting going forward.

Caroline Miller, Corporate Partnerships Manager from Alzheimer Scotland, said: “A heartfelt thank you to both Scotwest for the generous donation and to Marion for nominating our charity. Alzheimer Scotland provides a diverse range of dementia-specific activities, support and care for people across Scotland including a 24 Hour Freephone Helpline (0808 808 3000) but we wouldn’t be able to provide these vital services without the generous support of the people of Scotland. All funds raised for us will help ensure that the charity can continue supporting people living with dementia, their carers and families, and aiding our mission that nobody should face dementia alone.

The Directors Charity Award gives the Directors an opportunity to directly support Scotwest Members and their communities across the west of Scotland by offering £5000 to a charity chosen by one member who has been selected at random.

The chosen charity will be ratified by the Board at the next Board Meeting before being announced. In the event that there is disagreement with the choice of charity (eg. the organisation has previously been in receipt of a Directors’ Charity Award) the member will be asked to choose again. Every member who meets the criteria (see rules below) will be automatically included in the draw each year, however, if any member does not wish to take part they can ask to be removed from the draw at any time.


Scotwest Directors Charity Award Winners



Scotwest Member
2020 Alzheimer Scotland Marion Coyles
2019 RAMH Recovery Across Mental Health Catherine Graham

Scotwest Directors Charity Awards Rules

  1. The Scotwest Director’s Charity Draw is open to all members with the exception of members of the Board of Directors and those members identified as being in default and disengaged from the credit union at the time of the draw.
  2. The winning Member will be given 14 days to nominate a registered charity to be considered by the Scotwest Board.
  3. In the event that the winning Member does not wish to participate, or does not respond within 14 days, their name will be removed from the list of Members and the draw will take place again.
  4. In the event the nominated charity is deemed unsuitable by the Board the selected Member will be notified and asked for an alternative nomination.
  5. The Scotwest Board’s decision on the granting of the Award is final with the Chair of the Board making the final decision if necessary.
  6. While winning Members are encouraged to take part in any promotional or press events surrounding the award, it is not compulsory.