Claire Moir, Operations Director, SYKES Edinburgh
Last month, 6,000 walkers from across Scotland, and further afield, raised £1.7 million for a variety of Scottish charities. Among them was a team of fourteen from SYKES, including me and one of my children, Eilishe, who also works at SYKES.
We were taking part in what was Edinburgh’s biggest ever Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk.
The idea of the Kiltwalk is that you don some tartan, with options to walk from 22.6 miles (The Mighty Stride) to a more modest Wee Wander (6 miles). What’s also great about the Kiltwalk is that it’s supported by The Hunter Foundation.
It was set up by the entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter to primarily support disadvantaged children. It means that every £1 that was raised on the Kiltwalk, with the Foundation’s support, was turned into £1.40.
In total, we raised over £1,000 for various charities.
It was a great day walking the streets of sunny Edinburgh, with us ending at the home of Scottish rugby, BT Murrayfield. It was a fantastic event to take part in, and I’m proud of the way that SYKES rises to charitable challenges.
For example, we support a primary school close to our Edinburgh site with free and nutritious school breakfasts and have supplied over 60,000 meals so far.
We also work with the local community to help clean up the area and, through various fundraising events, support a whole number of local charities. It’s one of the reasons, I believe, why SYKES is so special. Our business ethos is to help customers, one caring interaction at a time.
But our people demonstrate time after time through the year that their caring attitude extends way beyond work.
Well done Team SYKES and, yes, my feet have also now recovered!