Born in Glasgow, successful Scottish entrepreneur John Weir operated a number of businesses in Scotland. After selling the majority of his business interests in 2012, John and his wife Barbara along with their son and daughter set up The Weir Family Foundation.
The driving force to set up their Foundation originated from the economic crisis eight years ago as John felt the Charitable sector, which represents a substantial part of the economy, suffered greatly due to lack of support from local government funding and was acutely aware of how crucial social responsibility is and will be in the future.
The sole aim of the Foundation is to help and support a number of worthwhile smaller and lesser known Scottish Charities through fundraising at events.
Although The Weir Family Foundation is still in its infancy, we are delighted to have raised in excess of £100,000 from our last four events.
The ambition of the Foundation is a major fundraising event every year and we are pleased to confirm this target has been accomplished since 2013.