MacRoberts is delighted to launch its latest firmwide challenge in support of the firm’s five charity partners. To celebrate the Olympic Games in Tokyo, from 23 July to 8 August 2021, Partners and staff across the MacRoberts Group (comprising MacRoberts, Murray Snell and Yuill + Kyle) will be taking part in the very first virtual MacRoberts Olympic-style games.

While we may be more than 5,500 miles away from the action in Tokyo, the MacRoberts team will be getting involved in a range of outdoor and indoor exercise activities, from running, cycling and swimming to (for those days when the Scottish summer weather is not so kind) wastepaper bin basketball, water bottle skittles and even mini pet assault courses. Participants will be able to log their activities through the Strava app, encouraging some healthy competition amongst colleagues and raising money for charity.

Following the success of the virtual North Coast 500 challenge in 2020, which raised over £3,000 for charity, the firm is embarking on its latest exercise challenge in support of its five charity partners – Action for Children, Breast Cancer Now, ENABLE Scotland, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and When You Wish Upon a Star – and the vital work they do within our communities.

As well as raising vital funds for its charity partners, the firm is encouraging staff to get involved in this latest challenge in recognition of the wide-ranging benefits of exercise and spending time outdoors on our mental health.

Neil Kennedy, Managing Partner, said:

“As the majority of our colleagues continue to work from home – and continue to demonstrate commitment, resilience and innovation, as they have done since the onset of the pandemic – the importance of taking a break from the computer screen and getting some fresh air and exercise during the working day cannot be underestimated.

This is an important event for the firm – not least to support the important work of our charity partners, but also as a healthy and social way for our people to stay connected and motivated.”

We’re wishing the best of luck to everyone taking part in this challenge!

The firm’s fundraising page can be found here.