Marine equipment specialist lifts two charities with significant donation
28 JANUARY 2015
A North-east firm has rounded off its fundraising year with a five figure donation for its two chosen charities.
Employees from Motive Offshore, which was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Boyndie, near Banff, successfully managed to raise more than £11,000 for Cancer Research UK and local children’s charity, The ARCHIE Foundation.
Employees at the company, who established their own charity group, Team Motive, at the start of 2014, participated in various fundraising initiatives which tested their fitness abilities, including the Knock Hill Race – a local eight and half mile hill race held as part of the Cornhill Highland Games and the gruelling challenge of Tough Mudder, a 12 mile assault course through mud, water and ice.
Team Motive also took part in two of ARCHIE’s annual events – the virtual walking challenge which saw the group collectively accumulate 500 miles on pedometers, while some members took part in the charity’s Beards For Bairns campaign. Team Motive’s ladies also successfully completed the Inverness Race for Life and to finish off the fundraising drive, the group hosted a race night for employees.
Following the employees’ efforts, Motive Offshore announced that the firm would match the funds raised by Team Motive, bringing the total fundraising amount to more than £22,000. Team Motive has also promised to continue its commitments to both charities for a second year.
I would like to thank everyone involved with Team Motive for helping to beat cancer sooner by fundraising for Cancer Research UK. At Cancer Research UK we want to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured and due to the hard work and dedication of Team Motive, that day will come sooner.
- Fiona Harvey, Local Fundraising Manager at Cancer Research UK
Motive Offshore, which specialises in high capacity winches, umbilical deployment equipment and specialised subsea equipment, is very focused on corporate social responsibility and community engagement, and on top of fundraising efforts, the firm sponsors the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy, the Cornhill Highland Games and its local rugby team, Banff Rugby Club.