14th April 2016 By
-Industry stalwart calling on drinks sector to get behind charity event-
Popular drinks industry figure, Bob Taylor, has organised a charity bike ride for Tuesday 24th May to raise money for The BEN.
Marking 30 years since he tackled a length-of-the-country charity ride whilst at Bell’s, Bob and his team will ride 80 miles from the BEN Pitlochry Estate to Milngavie, via Dunblane and Buchlyvie, and they’re seeking the support of the licensed trade on their journey.
Bob said: “It’s been 30 years since the Bell’s team cycled from Pitlochry to Brighton and I thought, with cycling being so popular, this event is a new and fun way of getting industry members together to raise money for a very worthy cause.
“We’d be delighted for fellow cycling enthusiasts from the trade to join us on the 24th May and extremely grateful for any other support businesses can provide to make it a successful day. We’re in particular need of catering support en route as well as a support vehicle to carry spare equipment and supplies so please get in touch if you think you can help!”
All funds raised by the ride will go towards The BEN’s range of services which help both former and current workers of the licensed trade who are facing difficulties. Whether it’s social, financial or emotional support, The BEN helps anyone who has worked full-time in the Scottish licensed trade for at least three years.
Andrew Lawrence has been elected as the new president of the Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society at the charity’s AGM