Morrison Construction cycles hundreds of miles to raise thousands for charity

Morrison Construction has raised more than £4600, cycling 1860 miles during a five-day CLIC Sargent bike challenge at the beginning of the month.

Published: 21 September 2018
Capability: Building
Market: Communities

Stationary bikes were set up at Morrison Construction’s Glasgow office and six project sites for employees and guests to ride as part of the fundraising challenge.

The sites included in the fundraiser were: Barony Campus in Cumnock, East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington, Queensferry High School, Greenlaw Business Centre in Newton Mearns, Diageo distillery labs near Menstrie and Cumbernauld Academy and Cumbernauld Theatre.

The sites were each tasked with cycling 60 miles per day, which is the average distance many children and their families must travel for cancer treatment.

Greenlaw Business Centre project team were the standout performers of the sites cycling 261 miles on day three.

Throughout the challenge donations of more than £2300 was collected. These funds were then matched by Morrison Construction’s parent company Galliford Try.

CLIC Sargent, which provides cancer support for children, young people and their families, was one of the charities for 2018 nominated by employees of Morrison Construction.

Eddie Robertson, Morrison Construction’s Managing Director for Central Scotland, said:

‘‘At Morrison Construction we believe in giving back to the communities that we live and work in. Choosing to supporting CLIC Sargent through a fundraiser was a great opportunity to do just that.

‘‘I want to congratulate everyone that participated in this cycling challenge and helped raise funds for such a worthy charity. I look forward to taking part in our next fundraiser.’’

Fiona McMillan, Fundraising Engagement Manager at CLIC Sargent, said:

“From all of us at CLIC Sargent, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Morrison Construction for their amazing fundraising efforts during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The staff have shown true commitment to young lives facing cancer and we can’t wait to see what they’ll get up to next.”