Deeside and Donside workers hit the road

Senergy staff gear up
Senergy staff gear up

Deeside and Donside members of staff at an energy company have been putting in the miles and running for a worthwhile cause.

Staff based at Senergy’s Aberdeen city and ‘shire offices have been walking, running, cycling and rowing as part of their month long ‘Sportober’ fundraiser for MND Scotland and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Teams are taking part in a cycling challenge, running tour and a triathlon from Senergy’s Aberdeen and Banchory offices to raise funds for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease, while those in Alford are tackling the same activities for the cancer charity.

Alasdair Buchanan, Chief Operating Officer at Senergy, said: “Employees from across the world have truly got into the spirit of Sportober with regional teams coming up with a number of different creative events in the name of charity. This has resulted in an overwhelming level of support.

“Raising money for charity should be important for every business. Through Senergy’s commitment to giving something back to local communities, the company has contributed a substantial amount of money to charities around the globe since it was established.”

Eight cyclists from the Banchory office ‘visited’ all of Senergy’s UK offices by cycling the equivalent of the 1,300mile route in stages throughout October. The hypothetical UK office route spanned Banchory, Bath, Guildford, London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Alford and back to Banchory.

The second Banchory event involved a virtual running tour of the northernmost Senergy offices – from Banchory to Edinburgh, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Stavanger and Alford which is around 545 miles.

Members of staff from Senergy’s office in Alford travelled the distance between their office and Senergy’s Bath office, by walking the same distance round the Grampian Transport Museum track.