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Logistics teams go the extra mile for charity

Scottish Sea Farms hosted a charity go karting event at the end of February to raise vital funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and Mind.

The event raised a whopping £3,400 so CHSS will receive an incredible £1,700 to help people with chest, heart and stroke conditions live their lives to the full.

More than 30 intrepid go-karters from aquaculture supply chain and logistic companies got behind the wheel last month to test their driving skills and raise funds for charity.

The amazing teams get ready to set off!

The go-karting challenge involved nine teams of four from businesses including Northwards, DFDS and O’Toole Transport.

Each team had to complete the course over 90 minutes, with driver changeovers, following a pre-race practice session to allocate grid positions.

The event took place on February 25 at Xtreme Karting in Edinburgh, with a post-race raffle adding to the fundraising total.

The day out was organised by Scottish Sea Farms’ Supply Chain team – in particular, Supply Chain Coordinator Lyndsay Foster, whose idea it was to resurrect the competition. Lyndsay said:

“I came across the banner for the last event in 2013 and asked my colleagues why we couldn’t do it again. Ewan Mackintosh (Scottish Sea Farms Head of Operations) agreed it was a good idea and suggested I run it myself.

“Other businesses and organisations, including Rangers and Celtic football clubs, Edinburgh Zoo, and Brewdog, were also very generous in donating raffle prizes such as stadium tours, family vouchers, and dinners.”

First, second and third prizes were awarded to ‘The Boys’ (Mackintosh’s team), the ‘OTT Flyers’ (O’Toole), and ‘Norork’ (Northwards Orkney team), while fastest lap honours went to Josh Martin and the award for last place was given to ‘The Girls’, Foster’s own team which also included Chloe MacLeod, Paige Scott and Brian Shearer.

“The money raised will be distributed between two charities, Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland and Mind, both of which are ‘close to home in our sector”, said Lyndsay.

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