Wellbeing, fitness and fundraising has remained at the forefront for the team at Buzzworks Holdings throughout lockdown as they completed another milestone in their virtual travel challenge – raising £305 for 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.

In recent weeks the People and Operations Teams at Buzzworks collectively walked, ran and cycled the distance between all Buzzworks venues across Ayrshire and beyond, an equivalent of 16 marathons, in aid of Hospitality Action.

The team smashed their target within the month of May raising more than £600 for charity and so to continue their fundraising drive, they have encouraged the wider venue teams to get involved in a new challenge.

Everyone was tasked with collectively clocking steps to reach the equivalent distance from Lands End to John O’Groats, inspired by Hospitality Acton’s 20,000 miles around the UK border concept. It took just two weeks for the team to reach John O’Groats so everyone was asked to keep moving in aid of charity and complete the return journey too – totalling 1,407 miles.

With the various fundraising activities throughout lockdown, Buzzworks has raised £930 for Hospitality Action so far.

Carole Lamond, Buzzworks Holdings People Director, said: “Hospitality Action is our Buzzworks charity for the year and it’s great to see that lockdown hasn’t slowed down our fundraising efforts for such an important cause.

“Keeping our teams engaged and encouraging a healthy mind-set has been a priority for us and it’s been great to see so many people getting involved with our fundraisers and cheering each other on.

“We subscribe to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) from Hospitality Action on behalf of our people, which allows them access to impartial advice, support and services 24/7, free of charge.

“It’s fantastic to raise money for Hospitality Action especially during a time when the charity is a lifeline for so many within the industry.”