Mactaggart & Mickel employees make a splash for charity

Picture by Christian Cooksey/ on behalf of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes and 3x1 PR. For further information please contact Ashleigh Vallance at 3x1 on 07540 063300 Mactaggart & Mickel Group held an Outdoor Charity Swim Challenge at the David Lloyd Centre, Anniesland in aid of the Beatson Charity. Pictured before the start of the challenge are LtoR. Ed Monaghan (Chief Executive of Mactaggart and Mickel Homes), Mark Deans (competitive outdoor swimmer) and Andrew Mickel (Director of Mactaggart & Mickel Group). All rights reserved. For full terms and conditions see
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EMPLOYEES from Mactaggart & Mickel Group recently took part in a gruelling outdoor charity swimming challenge.

Nine members of staff, including chief executive Ed Monaghan and director Andrew Mickel, swam the equivalent width of Loch Lomond as part of a task to raise funds for Beatson Cancer Charity.

Led by open-water competitive swimmer Mark Deans, who is sponsored by Mactaggart & Mickel Group, the brave employees worked as part of a relay team to cover over 421 pool-lengths and hit the eight kilometre target at David Lloyd Heath Club in Anniesland.

Ed Monaghan said, “I am thrilled with all the team for putting in such an amazing effort – it wasn’t in the murky waters of Loch Lomond itself, but for a bunch of people who aren’t long distance swimmers, we did a fantastic job. 

“Special thanks have to go to Mark for keeping us all on track – and in check! Everyone involved should be very proud of this extraordinary achievement, investing time and effort to help Beatson Cancer Charity continue its incredible work, helping not only cancer patients and their loved ones but also the staff based at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and facilities across the west of Scotland.”

Donations are still to be tallied to form the final fundraising total.