Manorview team puts best foot forward

Route 66-inspired challenge to raise funds for children’s charity

Lorna Fraser and Linda McKay from Manorview’s Busby Hotel.

THE team at Manorview Group is undertaking a Route 66-inspired 4000km challenge to raise funds for children’s charity Wish Upon A Star Scotland.

More than 50 members of the team are taking part in the challenge and aim to cover a total of 4000km in 14 days by walking, running and cycling in their local areas. Each day, they need to cover a minimum of 285km (177 miles) to complete the challenge on time.

The challenge, one of the Manorview team’s biggest to date, is raising funds for the group’s longstanding charity partner, Scottish children’s charity Wish Upon A Star Scotland, which is committed to granting wishes to children living with life-threatening illnesses. To date Manorview has donated over £30,000 to the charity and, for this financial year, has hit the £20,000 mark of its £90,000 fundraising target.

Scott Macintyre, head of operational development at Manorview, whose outlets include The Busby Hotel south of Glasgow, Bowfield Hotel & Country Club in Renfrewshire and The Torrance Hotel in East Kilbride, said the group wanted to do more than for When You Wish Upon a Star and asked the charity for a target that would represent a significant milestone.

“Raising £90,000 means we can send an entire plane of families with sick children to meet Santa in Lapland in December 2021,” he said.

“It’s a big goal, but we have an amazing team and we’re going to do everything we can to make it happen. We already have 50 of our team members taking part and we’ll be cheering one another on, albeit at a safe distance.”

“As well as raising funds for an amazing cause we knew this activity would motivate the team at a really challenging time. We’re thinking of all of our friends in hospitality right now and trying to stay as motivated and as we can as we navigate through lockdown 3.0.”

Judith King, Scotland regional fundraiser for Wish Upon A Star Scotland, said Manorview has given the charity “incredible support” since they partnered with it in 2017.

“I am so proud to have the Manorview family at the heart of our wish granting work in Scotland and I wish them well for their remaining days on the Route 66 challenge,” she said.

The virtual fundraiser event will end on Monday 8th February. Donations can be made at: