A number of Britvic staff will be taking on a charity challenge with a difference to raise money for The Moira Fund. The intrepid runners from the soft drinks company will be taking on a challenge called Pound the Grounds which involves running one mile at 14 Scottish football grounds over a two period – with 600 miles being racked up travelling to the grounds.
The Moira Fund was a charity set up by Moira Jones’ parents after her brutal murder in Glasgow almost five years ago. Moira was part of Britvic’s wholesale team in Scotland at the time of her death. The charity provides both financial help and counselling to other families who find themselves in the same position as Moira’s did. The Britvic team in Scotland have set themselves challenges every year since her murder and to date have raised around £8,000.
For this event, Britvic wrote to teams in the Scottish Premier League, to ask for their support with a fundraiser being planned for The Moira Fund:
A Britvic spokesman said: “Since we are all keen football fans, and since The Moira Fund has helped families in every Scottish city and throughout the regions nationwide, it seemed to us this was a different and very good way of promoting it.”
The football clubs have got involved too, and not only have they given access to their stadiums but they have donated their own promotional material, signed balls and shirts, which will be auctioned at Britvic’s Autumn Ball in Glasgow