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Cycle to Amsterdam for Guide Dogs Scotland #EDItoAMS

Posted: 12th August 2016

Amsterdam is Edinburgh Airport’s most popular International destination, and The Saltire Foundation Interns are taking on the challenge of cycling the distance (410 miles) in one day!

This will be a combination of staff efforts from across different departments At Edinburgh Airport. The Saltire Foundation Interns have paired up with the Digital Team, who will be tracking our progress throughout the day and involving passengers in the team’s efforts.

  • Three bikes set up on The Plaza on Friday outside Edinburgh sign, with a gazebo set up
  • The cycle will be running from 7am to 5pm
  • There are 11 interns who will be filling the slots at different times and there will be Edinburgh Airport staff involved too
  • Digital Team to track our progress, by displaying the progress cycled and how far we have to go (on a digital map displayed on big screens in Plaza) and this will be available for the passengers to see and via the link
  • We are going to have donation buckets out for passengers and posters to raise awareness of Guide Dogs Scotland.
  • Guide Dogs Scotland are planning to bring the puppies along at different points during the day.

Guide Dogs Scotland Community Fundraiser Kyla Stratton said:

“It costs around £50,000 to train and support each guide dog throughout its working life, and this is supported entirely by public generosity.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Edinburgh Airport for their superb efforts, which will help us make a life-changing difference to someone with sight loss.”

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, said:

“Full credit to The Saltire Foundation Interns who have arranged this cycle to Amsterdam event in our Plaza.

“The aim Guide Dogs Scotland being our official corporate charity for 2016 is to enable a deeper understanding of the great work they do and help raise funds for their vital organisation.”

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