RECORD YEAR OF FUNDRAISING AT BUZZWORKS
Monday, 15 January 2018
Kind hearted Buzzworks Holdings has raised more than £25,000 for its three nominated charities; Ayrshire Hospice, Cancer Research and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
The Scottish hospitality group reached this record milestone for fundraising in 2017/18 through an array of events, activities and challenges held across its ten restaurants in the West of Scotland.
Some of the breath-taking activities this financial year have included sky diving, bungee jumping, running the Troon 10k, climbing Goat Fell in Arran twice in one day and a golfathon - completing 72 holes across St Nicholas & St Cuthberts in Prestwick in just 24 hours.
The five figure sum is in addition to Buzzworks pro-social bonus scheme, which sees the top four performing venues of each quarter taking a share of £1000 to gift to any registered charity of their choice.
The team from Elliots in Prestwick have once again claimed the top spot – making that three out of four quarters this year – picking Alzheimer’s Scotland as the beneficiary for their winning fund of £500.
Lido Prestwick came second and chose Motor Neuron Disease Scotland to gift £250. The Mill House took third place with £150 going to Ayrshire Children’s Charity, Hillhouse Helps and lastly The Corner House presented Kilwinning MS Society with its winning £100.
Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD, said: “We’re delighted to have raised a record sum for our three dedicated charities this year, all of whom were chosen by our people.
“It’s fantastic to have such an energetic and selfless team working across the business, who not only provide world class hospitality to our customers, but are always keen to get involved or challenge themselves with fundraising throughout the year.
“Our unique pro-social bonus scheme is also our way of giving back and rewarding hard work and dedication. We piloted the initiative for 2017/18 and it will continue again this year, instilling healthy competition and ensuring that our people and the communities we work in come first.”