A team of colleagues from Highland Spring Ltd, based in Perthshire, launched a fundraising campaign this week to fund their participation in a Vine Trust home-building expedition in October 2018.
The group of 29, including Chief Executive Les Montgomery, have challenged themselves to fundraise the full expedition costs together, totalling over £75,000. The team decided to fundraise as one group to support each other from beginning to end of the expedition and create a great experience together as a team.
To kick-start their fundraising, the team will be cycling the distance from Scotland to Tanzania, around 5,000 miles, on static bikes at the Ochils site in Blackford. Highland Spring Ltd made the first donation towards the team’s goal, pledging the company’s October monthly charitable donation of £250 which is sent to a different charity each month.
Louise Campbell, Vine Trust’s Programme Manager for Expeditions and Education, said “It has been wonderful to see such team spirit and mutual support from the group already. The team have some great creative fundraising ideas for the coming months and we are really excited to see these put into action to help them reach their fundraising target. I have been overwhelmed by the motivation and enthusiasm of the group so far and look forward to supporting them in the run-up to their expedition.”
We wish our Highland Spring Expedition team the very best in their fundraising efforts and thank them for their support to help Vine Trust connect people to change lives.