The ISS Lighthouse Relay Voyage baton, which is raising money for local charities supporting sick and disadvantaged people around the globe, is making its way through the Asia Pacific region. Having raised over $120,000 since its journey began at the Inchcape Reef, Scotland, this is an ambitious fundraising initiative to contribute back into the local communities where it operates by Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s largest maritime services provider.
From its departure at the Inchcape Reef, home of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, the baton is now En route to Hong Kong. Over the last six months, the baton has travelled around the Middle East before moving onto India, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Containing details of nominated charities from each country where ISS has a presence (65 countries to date), the baton is working its way around the world raising thousands of dollars for local charities at each location thanks to the efforts of local ISS employees, customers, suppliers, and match funding by the company.