Mud sweat and tears for Team Motive

11 JUNE 2014

Running and trudging through tonnes of mud, climbing over electric fences and dipping into ice baths may not seem like the perfect way to soak up the June sunshine, but for two North-east firms overcoming these obstacles will all be worth it.

Employees from Motive Offshore and Motive Renewables, which are both headquartered in Boyndie, near Banff, are getting ready to face the dirt in the Tough Mudder challenge in Edinburgh in June, as part of their fundraising initiative to raise vital funds for their chosen charities for the year, The Archie Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

The employees who established their own charity group, Team Motive, at the start of the year have planned a series of fundraising events in June, and as well as Tough Mudder, staff will also be participating in the Race for Life and the Knock Hill Race, in a bid to raise money for the charities.

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Team Motive has grown organically with the simple aim to do something fun as a group, whilst also raising money for local and national charities, as well as increasing the social and health benefits of the team. We now have over a quarter of staff involved and so far have raised over half of our target. We are very grateful to those who have donated, as it has inspired us and made us more determined to successfully complete our challenges. As a company we are very focused on community engagement so along with fundraising we are also sponsoring two local events taking place in June, the Cornhill Highland Games and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.

- Vivien Rae, Team Motive Member

June is set to be a very busy month for Team Motive with some of their biggest challenges, including the Knock Hill Race - a gruelling eight and a half mile race to the top of Knock Hill and back, as part of the Cornhill Highland Games, on Saturday 7 June. A week later, 17 employees will be tackling Tough Mudder in Edinburgh, which will be a brutal 13-mile mud run obstacle course with underwater tunnels, electric ice baths and extreme climbing walls.