Second annual Salmon Run raises £5,000 for charity

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The Scottish Salmon Company’s second annual Salmon Run, which took place earlier this month, has been hailed as a runaway success.

More than £5,000 was raised and has been donated to The Sandpiper Trust

The funds raised by 90 members of staff will be put towards the provision of defibrillators, providing improved rapid response care and equipment across many of the areas where The Scottish Salmon Company operates.

Over the course of five days at the beginning of September, staff from The Scottish Salmon Company came together to raise money for the charity by running, walking, cycling and rowing over 350 miles in the company’s second annual Salmon Run.

Starting from the Uists, the Salmon Run team covered all of the regions in which The Scottish Salmon Company operates, journeying from the Outer Hebrides to Arran and finishing at the company’s head office in Edinburgh.

The Salmon Run is the brainchild of Penny Hawdon, environmental project co-ordinator at The Scottish Salmon Company, who commented: ‘The Sandpiper Trust provides invaluable resources for local communities and when we started the Salmon Run last year we thought it was a great cause that would bring staff together from our sites across the Highlands and Islands. I never dreamt it would be so successful; we’ve been blown away by the support received from staff and the local communities.’

All funds raised by The Scottish Salmon Company will go directly to supporting the invaluable work of The Sandpiper Trust.

The online donation page for the Salmon Run is still open, if you would like to support the efforts of the team visit:

Pictured are some of the staff from the company’s Marybank site in Lewis as they head out to complete their part of the challenge.