Scottish Water crew raise over £6,000 for Highland Hospice and Water Aid

10 July 2019

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A team of 12 Scottish Water employees have made it back to work for a rest after their epic sponsored 500-mile cycle to Glastonbury Festival.

The team, who dubbed their adventure “Blasto to Glasto”, have so far raised over £6,000 for Highland Hospice and WaterAid, and they joined WaterAid's loo crew at the festival. They jumped on their bikes on Sunday 23 June at Fort William, cycling 200 miles a day in relay formation to reach Glastonbury three days later. Once there, they set to the task of cleaning 2,700 toilets together with 250 other WaterAid volunteers, completing 288 hours of toilet cleaning between them.

James Macinnes, a Scottish Water Customer Service Team Leader said, “We did it; and we’re so grateful to everyone who sponsored and supported us. It was such a great experience – the cycling, the festival and even cleaning the toilets. There was torrential rain and some tricky roads to cycle on the way down and then we went into a heatwave at Glastonbury, so we faced it all!"

Lisa Long, Highland Hospice's Corporate Fundraiser added, "We’re so grateful to James and the Scottish Water team for all their fundraising efforts cycling from Fort William to Glastonbury and cleaning toilets. What an epic challenge to have completed!

Because of fundraisers like this team, Highland Hospice is able to keep providing an excellent standard of care to patients and loved ones Highland-wide."

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