Logistics teams go the extra mile for charity

03/04/2023

A TEAM from Scottish Sea Farms has raised thousands of pounds for charity by bringing colleagues together for a charity go-karting challenge.

The company is headquartered in Stirling, with farms and facilities across the Highlands and Islands.

More than 30 intrepid go-karters from aquaculture supply chain and logistic companies got behind the wheel last month to test their driving skills and raise funds for charity. 

The go-karting challenge involved nine teams of four from businesses including Scottish Sea Farms, Northwards, DFDS and O’Toole Transport who came together to raise funds for Scotland’s leading health charity, Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland and mental health charity, Mind.

Each team had to complete the course over 90 minutes, with driver changeovers, following a pre-race practice session to allocate grid positions.  

Altogether, £3,400 was raised during the event, held at Xtreme Karting in Edinburgh, with a post-race raffle adding to the total. 

The fundraising event was organised by Scottish Sea Farms’ Supply Chain team – in particular, Supply Chain Coordinator Lyndsay Foster, whose idea it was to resurrect the competition. Commenting on the event Lyndsay said: “I came across the banner for the last event in 2013 and asked my colleagues why we couldn’t do it again. Our Head of Operations agreed it was a good idea and suggested I run it myself. 

“Other businesses and organisations, including Rangers and Celtic football clubs, Edinburgh Zoo, and Brewdog, were also very generous in donating raffle prizes such as stadium tours, family vouchers, and dinners.

“The money raised will be distributed between two charities, Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland and Mind, both of which are close to home in our sector.”

Louise Macleod, Community, Events and Corporate Fundraiser at at Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland said: “We are so grateful to the team at Scottish Sea Farms and to all those other organisations that took part to raise vital funds for our charity.

“The money raised will allow us to continue to support the 1 in 5 people in Scotland living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live their lives to the full.”

To find out more about fundraising for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland visit www.chss.org.uk/supportus/fundraise-for-us

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