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Annual Charity Cycle Fundraising Success

On Wednesday 6th of June the Bruce Stevenson Annual Charity Cycle took place in the Trossachs. Our corporate ambassador, Mark Beaumont best known for cycling the world in 78 days joined 50 cyclists on the day. Participants tackled an arduous 52 mile route surrounded by some fantastic scenery and raised over £1400 for charity.

The funds raised from the event will go to Fareshare, our charity of choice for 2018, The organisation collects good quality, in date surplus food from retailers and producers and redistributes it to more than 476 frontline charities and community groups across Scotland. All with the aim of improving the life chances of vulnerable people. For more information on FareShare Scotland, please visit www.fareshare.org.uk

We would like to thank everyone for their support of the event and especially to ActiPH water who kept us hydrated throughout the day.

 

Charity Cycle sets Beaumont on track for record breaking mission

Fresh from his Round Britain tour and a month before his record breaking mission to cycle around the world in 80 days commences in July, cycling star Mark Beaumont is spear-heading a 56-mile  charity cycling event on Friday 2 June in the Scottish Borders in his role of Corporate Ambassador for the firm.

This particular cycling challenge sees over 30 staff and supporters of Bruce Stevenson  join Mark on the route of the Tour O’The Borders, a 56 mile (88.8km) stunning road sportive in the unspoilt Scottish Borders. Starting and finishing in Peebles with beautiful scenery, arduous climbs such as Tarra and Swyre and thrilling downhill descents, the Tour O’Borders route challengers are raising money for our nominated charity FareShare Scotland.

Mark Beaumont, best known for cycling around the world in 194 days in 2008, is our Corporate Ambassador  and supports the business with tailored speaker events and charitable activities.

We make an annual commitment to charity and our nominated charity for 2017 is FareShare Scotland. FareShare Scotland collects good quality, in date surplus food from retailers and producers and redistributes it to more than 454 frontline charities and community groups, to improve the life chances of vulnerable people in Scotland.

Commenting on the charity cycling initiative Edward Bruce, our CEO said: “A lot of our staff are cycling enthusiasts so it’s exciting that Mark Beaumont has agreed to support our charity cycle especially given the incredible challenges that he’s facing with his world record mission to cycle the globe!

“We’re raising money for an extremely worthy charity that’s benefiting thousands of people across Scotland. It’s also an incredibly scenic route that’s challenging in parts but we’ve got a superb ambassador leading the way so looking forward to tackling the Tour O’ Borders and raising lots of money for a great cause.”Mark Beaumont, Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers, Corporate Ambassador

Mark Beaumont added:  “I am delighted to be supporting Bruce Stevenson on their charity cycle.  It’s a beautiful part of the world to spend a day on your bike and a great way to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

For more information on FareShare Scotland, please visit www.fareshare.org.uk.  To support Bruce Stevenson’s fundraising cycle, you can donate via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BSIB-TourotheBorders.

Fare Share Scotland – Our Charity of Choice

 FARE SHARE SCOTLAND APPOINTED AS NOMINATED CHARITY

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed FareShare Scotland as our charity of the year and made a commitment to donate two per cent of our net profits to support the charity.

FareShare Scotland collects good quality, in date surplus food from retailers and producers and redistributes it to more than 476 frontline charities and community groups, to improve the life chances of vulnerable people in Scotland. This food is transformed into nutritious meals for places such as homeless shelters, women’s refuges and breakfast clubs for disadvantaged children.

The charity is reaching an average of 38,590 people per week through 454 charity partners. There are four regional centres in Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen. Each of these centres is run with a regionally based delivery partner* with the depot providing a centre for working with young people or supported volunteers. Employability training, mentoring and support are also provided by the delivery partners.

Last year alone FareShare redistributed over 1,400 tonnes of food; the equivalent of over three million meals.

With over 90 staff across four offices in Scotland, Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers makes an annual commitment to charity. The decision to appoint FareShare Scotland further underlines our commitment to support good causes in local communities.

Edward Bruce, CEO of Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers, said: “Our teams raise thousands of pounds for charity every year. Last year, we supported the Beatson Cancer Unit – a cause close to our heart.

“This year, we have opted to partner with FareShare to focus our fundraising efforts on one dedicated charity. There are people and families in our communities who are literally going hungry and the reality is that there are incredible levels of wastage with food products.

“This is a fantastic charity that’s making a real difference to so many lives across the country by working with communities and businesses to deliver resources where they’re vitally needed.”

Gillian Kynoch, Head of FareShare in Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be supported by Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers this year. It will really help raise our profile and hopefully encourage even more Scottish food companies to consider saving and redistributing their food surplus. We can ensure that rather than going to waste it helps to support the most vulnerable people in our society.”

For more information on FareShare Scotland, please visit www.fareshare.org.uk