A team of staff from Scotland’s leading chauffeur drive company switched their luxury cars for bicycles last weekend to take part in the Five Ferries Challenge, raising £3600 for their long standing charity partner, The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.
The 7 strong team from Little’s in Glasgow joined the 52 mile challenge which incorporates 4 cycle sections and 5 ferry crossings in and around the beautiful scenery of North Kintyre and the Firth of Clyde.
Their effort is part of Little’s involvement with the 50/10 Club – a group of 50 Glasgow businesses each committed to raising £10,000 to build the atrium of the charity’s new hospice, scheduled to be built in Bellahouston Park in the next few years.
The Little’s Five Ferries Challenge team, which included Operations Director Kenneth Good and Operations Manager Robert McKenna, set off from Ardrossan in the early morning, taking their first ferry across to Arran for a 14 mile cycle to the north west of the island. They continued to cycle and sail their way through the Mull of Kintyre, Tarbert, Loch Fyne, Portvadie, Kyles of Bute and Rothesay before taking their fifth and final ferry back to Wemyss Bay.
This strenuous route encompassed a range of challenging hills with the team racing to keep pace and catch all five ferries on time – so the Little’s team was delighted to complete the course and see their charity fund move closer to the 10k target.
Little’s Managing Director Heather Matthews commented: ‘Giving back to our local community is ingrained in Little’s company values, and The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice is a very worthwhile charity that we have supported over the past 20 years. As members of the 50 / 10 Club, we are committed to reaching our 10k target and we are very proud of the efforts of our Five Ferries Challenge cyclists and their great team work throughout the event. Well done to all involved.’
Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Chief Executive, Rhona Baillie, commented: “The team from Little’s have the advantage of being logistical experts when it comes to challenges that involve wheels. We fully appreciate all of their efforts and fundraising support. They really are a great team!”
Established almost 50 years ago, Little’s is headquartered in Glasgow but has an international reach, providing chauffeur services in worldwide locations. The company specialises in corporate travel, including airport and rail transfers and event delegate transport for movements of all sizes. The Little’s team is also experienced in the logistical organisation of single and multiple venue roadshows, taking care of all transport, luggage and passenger requirements. For leisure travellers, they are able to provide bespoke visitor leisure tours and itineraries for worldwide destinations.
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