In the presence of Olympic swimmer, Michael Jamieson who presented the medals, the first ever Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) triathlon festival has raised £35,000 for charity.
Charities were nominated by SSF employees including the Beatson cancer charity, Glasgow Children’s Hospital, Cancer Research UK, Brain Tumour Research, Samaritans Scotland and the UK Sepsis Trust.
Jim Gallagher, managing director of Scottish Sea Farms said, “The Triathlon was a huge success and our staff and suppliers were truly amazing raising so much cash for charity. Our product is all about healthy eating so this is a perfect fit. It was a great day for the company and we hope we can make it a regular event.”
Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation said,
“I’d like to congratulate the Scottish Sea Farms team for putting such a successful event. They exceeded their £20k fundraising target which means that all six charities will benefit even more from their generosity. Well done to all the workers, their families, suppliers and customers who took part.”
Teams from Shetland, Orkney, Argyll and the Highlands – the areas where the company farms salmon – gathered at Stirling University campus to compete at the event. Companies and organisations entering teams included Farne Salmon, DFDS, Concept Group, Biomar, SAIC, Associated Seafoods, JCS and Northern Lights