Neptune supports cycle

leading oil and gas company, Neptune, who have a base in Spurryhillock, have donated £100 to help two Mackie pupils efforts in bringing a toilet to a school in Morrocco.

Stuart Moir and Angus Matheson cycled over 150 miles to raise money for a Moroccan School and their total of £1100 was helped along by a generous donation by Neptune.

The money came from Neptune’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme which aims to support the companies values by encouraging a positive contribution to society, through aid and assistance to communities and society at large, employees and the environment.

The boys cycle came to Neptune’s attention after they wrote to a number of companies seeking support for their ride.

The two teenagers participated in a geography study tour to Morocco last year and during the trip they visited a school where they were astonished to realise there was no form of a toilet because the village could not afford one.

They then decided to raise some money to help the village out and to provide a toilet for the children.

On July 30 they set out on their five day cycle where they camped along the way and received support from their friend who were also on the trip. They said the cycle was “good fun”.

Before setting out, the Mackie Pupils, who are going into sixth year, had aimed to raise £1000, so their total of £1100 is more than they hoped and will be enough to get the toilet fitted in the School.

They would like to thank everyone who supported them on their ride.

Neptune, who sponsored the boys for £100, is owned by Neptune marine services, which is headquarters in Perth, Western Australia, employs nearly 100 people in it’s bases in Stonehaven, Fourdon and Aberdeen.