Contractor embarks on charity rowing challenge

MORRISON Construction employees, clients and supply chain partners are embarking on a five-day rowing challenge to raise cash for charity.

Participants are rowing 1,770 miles – the distance across the Atlantic Ocean – with rowing machines stationed across six project sites as well as the Glasgow office of Morrison’s Building Central business.

The first day of the fundraiser began at the £68 million Barony Campus project in Cumnock and £8.6 million Letham Mains Primary School site in Haddington.

Breast Cancer Care and CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland) will benefit from funds raised via the challenge.

Morrison Construction Building Central MD Eddie Robertson said, “Our annual fundraiser is a wonderful opportunity for us to support deserving charities like Breast Cancer Care and CHAS that do great work in the community. Rowing the distance of the Atlantic is a huge challenge to take on but I know our employees give their best. I look forward to finding out how many miles we were able row and the amount we fundraise over the next five days.”

Last year the contractor raised almost £5,000 through a project site cycling challenge.