Morrison Construction launches charity cycle challenge

MORRISON Construction employees are getting on their bike all in the name of a good cause, as the contractor undertakes a five-day fundraising cycling challenge.

The contractor has set up stationary bikes at project sites, including the £68 million Barony Campus and at Morrison’s Glasgow office, over the five days of the challenge.

The fundraising challenge been launched for cancer support charity CLIC Sargent, which was nominated a 2018 charity by Morrison employees.

Each location has been tasked with riding at least 60 miles each day – the average distance many children and their families must commute for cancer treatment, Morrison explained.

Eddie Robertson, Morrison Construction 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 to cycle and how much we were able to raise for this worthwhile cause.”

Fiona McMillan, fundraising engagement manager at CLIC Sargent added, “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.”