Fundraisers take on EDI to AMS route, cycling 410 miles in one day
A group of interns have teamed up with staff at Edinburgh Aiport to cycle the distance to Amsterdam – the airport’s most popular destination – to raise cash for Guide Dogs Scotland.
The 11 Saltire Foundation interns, along with airport staff from across different departments, started their 410-mile challenge earlier today (Friday, 12 August) on spin bikes in the Plaza and have been visited by guide dogs and their handlers during their bid to boost the coffers of Edinburgh Airport’s chosen corporate charity of the year.
Guide Dogs Scotland community fundraiser Kyla Stratton said: “It costs around £50,000 to train and support each guide dog throughout its working life, and this is supported entirely by public generosity.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Edinburgh Airport for their superb efforts, which will help us make a life-changing difference to someone with sight loss.”
Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, said: “Full credit to The Saltire Foundation Interns who have arranged this cycle to Amsterdam event in our Plaza.
“The aim Guide Dogs Scotland being our official corporate charity for 2016 is to enable a deeper understanding of the great work they do and help raise funds for their vital organisation.”
The challenge is a culmination of staff efforts from across different departments at Edinburgh Airport.
The Saltire Foundation Interns have paired up with the Digital Team, which is tracking progress throughout the day and involving passengers in the airport’s fundraising.
Their challenge will draw to a close at 5pm today.
Founded and nurtured by the GlobalScot network, the Saltire Foundation is a registered, independent Scottish charity whose mission is to find, fuel and spark the next generation of business leaders in Scotland.