STAFF at a popular Ayrshire hospitality chain are aiming to walk, run and cycle over 200 miles to raise funds for a charity.

Despite lockdown measures the people and operations team at Buzzworks Holdings are aiming to complete the challenge in aid of Hospitality Action.

The charity offers a range of support services for people working within the hospitality industry, covering challenges with physical and mental health issues to financial difficulty, addiction and family concerns.

Each year the team at Buzzworks take on a community challenge to raise money for their nominated charity of the year.

The 2020 challenge is to complete the equivalent of a tour of all Buzzworks venues across Ayrshire and beyond – totalling 214 miles.

Staff are in a race against each other to see who can reach the collective distance first, whilst raising sponsor money for the chosen charity.

Carole Lamond, Buzzworks Holdings people director, said: “Hospitality Action is a charity very close to us all here at Buzzworks, so it’s great we can continue to fundraise for them and engage our teams with this community challenge, while venues remain closed.

“We’ve been keeping in daily contact with all of our people and encouraging everyone to stay fit and healthy – both physically and mentally. Lots of us took part in the Run For Heroes 5k initiative and our teams at Scotts in Largs and Vic’s & The Vine in Prestwick are continuing to clock up the kilometres in a 100k May challenge for Hospitality Action and the NHS.

“In our community challenge so far, the People Team has reached 66 miles, but with some healthy internal rivalry I’m sure we’ll hit our target in no time and raise a great sum for charity.”


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