Edinburgh jeweller Hamilton & Inches has raised over £8,000 in support of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

The Hamilton & Inches team took part in a number of challenges related to the number 154 – in celebration of its 154-year history.

This included feats such as 154-mile cycles, running 154km through the month, and baking 154 cupcakes.


CEO, Victoria Houghton, commented: “Whilst we have each struggled with the impact the pandemic has had on us, often the ones most in need are forgotten.

“It was important to us as a company to do our bit to help protect vulnerable children, giving our time to hopefully increase the support and help offered by the charity to the children most in need across the country.”

A total of £4,399 was raised by the jeweller’s staff, with the company matching this sum, bringing the total donated to £8,798.

Linda Hamilton, community fundraising manager for NSPCC Scotland, said: “We’re so grateful for this large donation, and it will go far to ensure that the NSPCC continues to be here for children in these uncertain times.

“Without the support of Hamilton and Inches, and other local businesses like them giving back to their local community, we wouldn’t be able to provide our services such as Childline to children across Scotland, where children and young people can speak to a trained counsellor about anything that’s worrying them.”