The Scottish Salmon Company’s second annual Salmon Run is a runaway success

Canoe, Run, cycle, walk

Canoe, Run, cycle, walk

 

The Scottish Salmon Company’s second annual Salmon Run is a runaway success

Over £5,000 raised to be donated to The Sandpiper Trust

 

Employees of The Scottish Salmon Company have raised £5,000 on behalf of The Sandpiper Trust, a Scottish based charity, which aims to save lives in Scotland by improving immediate emergency care, especially in remote and rural areas.

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.’

Scottish Salmon Run 2014

Canoe, Run, cycle, walk

Canoe, Run, cycle, walk

The Scottish Salmon Company’s second annual Salmon Run is a runaway success

Over £5,000 raised to be donated to The Sandpiper Trust

 

Employees of The Scottish Salmon Company have raised £5,000 on behalf of The Sandpiper Trust, a Scottish based charity, which aims to save lives in Scotland by improving immediate emergency care, especially in remote and rural areas.

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, and if anyone would like to support the efforts of the team and the charity please visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/sscsalmonrun2014

 

 

The Scottish Salmon Company is the largest producer of premium salmon with operations only in Scotland. The company is engaged in all stages of the value chain from smolt production to harvesting and processing, as well as sales and marketing activity. It is dedicated to producing the highest quality of farmed Scottish salmon at every stage.

The Scottish Salmon Company operates 60 sites across Argyll, the West coast of Scotland and the Hebrides and employs around 490 staff.

The Scottish Salmon Company produces over 20,000 tonnes annually, about 20% of total Scottish salmon. It supplies leading UK retailers and exports to over 20 countries worldwide.

The Sandpiper Challenge 2014

The Sandpiper Challenge 2014

The Sandpiper TrustIn an emergency situation, minutes count but so does teamwork.Little did we know that when we founded the Sandpiper Trust that 13 years later we would witness the spectacular life saving extrication demonstration performed by the Emergency Services at Dunecht House on the evening of Friday 13th June to an audience of 400 Sandpiper supporters.The Search and Rescue Sea King helicopter together with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service, Emergency Consultants from NHS Grampian and BASICS-Sandpiper responders worked together to simulate an extrication rescue which involved winching a patient into the helicopter, further demonstrating the life-saving and vital work undertaken by the emergency services.
On a personal level, for me I will never ever forget the deeply humbling feeling of pride I felt on catching my first glimpse of the Sea King helicopter as it appeared in the distance through
the extremely low cloud draped over Dunecht House to assist the emergency responders waiting on the ground with their casualty. Teamwork is crucial to the recovery of victim caught up in an emergency situation and this was very much in evidence on Friday evening in the driving rain on the Dunecht golf course.
I am so in awe of the dedication that so many people working in the emergency services have for pre-hospital care, so often supporting the cause on a voluntary basis.
The Sandpiper Trust will continue to encourage supporters to do whatever they can to encourage further support to improve pre-hospital care in rural Scotland.

As a result of the hard work and generosity of so many who joined together to make The Sandpiper Challenge such a great event we are delighted to have raised £140,000…..wow! These funds will enable us to equip another 30+ BASICS-Sandpiper emergency responders who make themselves available to the Scottish Ambulance Service to attend to victims of accidents and medical emergencies in their own communities.

Thank you so very much to all involved in making this event the success that it was.

The Scottish Salmon Company Salmon Run

The Scottish Salmon CompanyOn the 21st, 22nd and 23rd August, employees of The Scottish Salmon Company (TSSC) will run, cycle and row their way from Lochboisdale to Stornoway, covering 150 miles and passing all of the TSSC Hebrides sites along the way.  

 We are raising money for The Sandpiper Trust, RNLI Leverburgh, The Leanne Fund and Macmillan Nurses.  

 We would greatly appreciate any donations towards this event and thank you for your support.

 Best Wishes,

The Scottish Salmon Company

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Fundraisers:
Melanie Irving

Countdown to Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

Only three more  days to go before 24 brave souls undertake Abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge to fundraise for The Sandpiper Trust.   The following is a list of all  who are taking part.

Kirsty Laird, Chelsee Henderson, Graeme Ramage, Cara Maitland, Anna Maitland, Harry Maitland, Robin Maitland, Caitlin Buchan, Sophy Howard, Camilla Barlow, Rosamund Murdoch, Renwich Drysdale, Henry Philip, Lindsay Simpson, Dr Colville Laird, Emma Winterschladen, Bethan Leckie, Hughie Campbell Adamson, James Campbell Adamson, Max Nimmo, Gavin Packham, James McRae, Jessica Dickson, Ava Macgregor-Dennis.

Just giving has been busy receiving many donations.  We are, as always, touched by all those who have sponsored these crazy people but most of all we are indepted to  our participants.

Good luck.

JustTextGiving

Are you raising money for The Sandpiper Trust.    JustTextGiving is simple.  If you are taking part in the Abseil event in October and hope your friends will sponsor you, here is the solution.

Text – 70070   .  In the message  Text –  SAND14£5       This will be a donation of £5.    You can donate anything between  £1 and £10.  It is  simple.    Good Luck.

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil on Sunday 21st October 2012

For those of you wishing to take part in the above activity  please sign up on the following link. www.chssi.org.uk/acefrboct   As a charity we have 20 places reserved , on a first come first served basis.  Please let us know if you have signed up in order that we can send you sponsorship forms or better still open a just giving page.

I am looking forward to standing on the bridge to witness this great event – sorry , I am  not doing it.!!

Adam Galloway – Edinburgh Marathon 27th May 2012

Adam Galloway is taking on another  challenge for the Sandpiper Trust.  He is in training at the moment  and is looking for a bit of sponsorship.  His justgiving site is  http://www.justgiving.com/adamgalloway   so feel free to have a look and give him words of encouragement .  Thank you Adam.

Woodend Sale

Woodend Sale

Woodend SaleGreat day’s shopping at Woodend yesterday and as a result we will now be able to equip another Rural Practitioner with life-saving medical equipment. Thank you to all who helped make it such a successful event. – With Clare Leslie Melville, Miranda McHardy, Jack Maitland, Saskia Robertson, Virginia Fyfe, Bev Remp, Gemma Donaldson, Judith Donaldson, Claire Maitland and Mrs Robb.

Bikers raise £1700 for The Sandpiper Trust

Bikers present cheque to Sandpiper TrustMotorcyclists in the North-east have dug deep and donated over £1700 to a local charity

Over the last twelve months Road Safety Grampian along with their partner agencies have raised the awareness among motorcyclists of their vulnerability whilst riding on North-east roads.

Between 2006 and 2010, 34 motorcyclists died and 274 were left with serious injuries as a result of collisions in the area.

To highlight the problem, as part of Operation Zenith, Road Safety Grampian along with their partner agencies have held several motorcycle events such as ‘Safer September’ and the ‘TT Film Night’.

At these events raffle tickets were sold in aid of the Sandpiper Trust, a charity that provides emergency medical response bags to doctors and nurses in the more rural areas of Grampian.

These bags save lives as it can be a period of time before an ambulance can get to the crash scene. Medical staff residing in these areas can respond along with the bags much quicker and provide medical intervention within the very important ‘Golden Hour.’

Constable Neil Robertson from Road Safety Grampian said: “We are delighted that motorcyclists have supported the charity and we are also very grateful to the local businesses and organisations for providing prizes for these raffles.

“So far this year motorcycle collisions are significantly lower than last year and we will strive to keep this reduction continuing over the coming years with the help of our motorcycle community.

“We urge motorcyclists to gain further riding skills and participate in advanced training such as the Bikesafe courses, which will again run during 2012.”

Further information on Operation Zenith can be found on the Grampian Police website WWW.grampianpolice.org/Zenith.