Morrison Construction begins cycling fundraiser for charity CLIC Sargent

Morrison Construction today launched a five-day fundraising cycling challenge for cancer support charity CLIC Sargent, at the £68m Barony Campus project.

Published: 03 September 2018
Capability: Building
Market: Communities

Stationary bikes will be set up on five other Morrison Construction project sites in Central Scotland and at the Glasgow office, over the five days of the challenge.

Each location has been given the task of riding at least 60 miles each day, the average distance many children and their families must commute for cancer treatment.

Money will be raised to support the charity with every new cyclist that contributes to the fundraising effort.

Morrison Construction employees at the Barony Campus site were joined by CLIC Sargent representatives, Jeane Freeman MSP, East Ayrshire Council representatives and Auchinleck Tesco staff on the first day of the fundraising effort.

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

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

‘‘Morrison Construction is committed to giving back to the communities we work in. Supporting a fantastic charity like CLIC Sargent is a wonderful opportunity to do this.

‘‘Some healthy competition has already built up between our employees who I have no doubt, will do a great job chasing down the 60-mile target. I look forward to finding out how many miles we were able cycle and how much we are able to raise for this worthwhile cause.’’

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

“We can’t thank Morrison Construction enough for their incredible fundraising efforts during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is only with the help of our amazing supporters that we are able to continue to fight for young lives against cancer. Money raised will go directly towards our vital services including CLIC Sargent Social Workers, Home from Home accommodation near hospitals and our grants programme to help families cope with the extra costs that a cancer diagnosis brings.”