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Scottish Land & Estates Team takes on the RSABI Great Glen Challenge

The countdown is now on to the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2013, sponsored by Ledingham Chalmers solicitors with participants set for a competitive time!

The Challenge takes place on Friday 30 August and pits teams against each other on relay legs down the Glen. Not only is each targeted with winning the gruelling 60km race, but also raising the largest amount of money for RSABI.

RSABI is delighted to announce a full complement of partner rural organisations and businesses who will be taking part in this inclusive, exciting team-building challenge along a significant section of the Great Glen in the Highlands. The teams are:

Bank of Scotland Agriculture

Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants

Ledingham Chalmers Solicitors

NFU Mutual (2 teams entered)

NFU Scotland (2 teams entered)

The Scottish Farmer

Scottish Land & Estates

United Auctions

Veolia Water Organics Recycling

The relationship between corporations and charities is an important one and is becoming increasingly common. The RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2013 provides these organisations, all of which show a great deal of support for Scottish agriculture, to develop team building skills at the same time as making a valuable contribution to this important rural charity.

In addition to the hard graft of competitive action between the teams on the day, the challenge has already sparked competition of another kind to raise the most funds to help RSABI combat hardship amongst Scotland’s rural community.

Paul Tinson, who launched the event for RSABI, believes strongly that there should be a philanthropic strand to every business:

“If you’re working successfully alongside Scottish agriculture I believe there’s space to support a charity and so we are delighted that this is recognised here by some key commercial organisations in the rural sector.

“I wait with interest to see who will win the physical competition on 30th August and also to see which team wins the fundraising challenge. We may even see a wonder team managing to win both elements!”

Douglas McAdam, Chief Executive of Scottish Land & Estates, who will take part in the Challenge himself, reflected:

“Everyone benefits. A team building challenge brings my staff together in an enjoyable and rewarding manner, and if the partnership is managed properly, it can have excellent on-going benefits to both RSABI and SL&E. Afterall, Paul and his team work hard to support those who have depended on the land and we are very conscious that a number of RSABI beneficiaries have worked on estates as gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies and rural estate workers”.

If you would like to help our teams to support RSABI in combating hardship amongst Scottish people who have depended on the land, then please get involved by donating on our Virgin Money Giving page. To do so, visit

Choose a team to support by donating on their page, and help them win the fundraising challenge!

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