HAUS Collective founders begin gruelling charity cycle to Berlin

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THE co-founders of architecture studio HAUS Collective have now set off on a 532-mile charity bike ride from Glasgow to Berlin to mark ten years of practice.

On the morning of Friday, 28 July, Jim Webster and Murray Henderson started out on a route via iconic landmarks across Europe to reach Berlin, where the pair first hatched the plan to go into business together while in a bar with the same name.

The aim is to raise £10,000 for homelessness charity The Marie Trust, with the duo already more than 50% of the way to their target. Donations have come from friends, family, and colleagues, as well as Scottish businesses who have sponsored their cycling jersey, including Moda, Westpoint Homes, Ediston, Kelvin Properties, PMI Developments, Urban Pulse and Breck Property.

HAUS director Jim Webster said, “The support we’ve received so far has been overwhelming. Our initial idea was to take this time to reflect on the last ten years and look ahead to what’s next, but the idea appears to have inspired those around us and their generosity has already propelled us halfway to our fundraising goal!”

Fellow director Murray Henderson added, “Jim and I know this ride will be challenging, but we are motivated by the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for The Marie Trust. We’ve put in the long months of training and are ready for the adventure ahead!”

Supporters can follow the cycle challenge across HAUS social media platforms, and a JustGiving page has been set up to collect donations.

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