Last Friday an earnest team of four from Scottish Land & Estates HQ took part in the RSABI Great Glen Challenge to raise money for this very worthwhile rural charity. Thanks to the generosity of those who sponsored them, we manage to raise a total of £787.50 (inc. Gift Aid).
Knowing how generous our sponsors had been, really helped to spur the team on as they each took part in the gruelling but fun events. So much so that the Scottish Land & Estates team came in the 3rd place overall, while Andrew Midgley came first in the individual off-road bike race.
Team members were able to select their individual disciplines and distances, as long as a minimum of 60km was completed by the team along the Great Glen Way - between Clunes on Loch Lochy and Dores at the north west end of Loch Ness. The Scottish Land & Estates Team, comprising Doug McAdam (38km on-road bike) Ailsa Anderson (7km canoeing), Andrew Midgley (28km off-road biking), Paul Wakefield (20km running) and Tim Baynes as support driver., completed a total of 93km (58 miles) - excluding Tim Baynes’ miles in the support vehicle.
Teams from the following organisations took part and all did their bit to raise funds: Ledingham Chalmers (main sponsor), Scottish Farmer (media partner) NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual, United Auctions, Peter Graham & Associates Chartered Surveyors, Veolia Water and Bank of Scotland.
Early reports suggest that the event overall could have raised well in excess of £8,000, which is a fantastic boost to the RSABI cause, which provides financial assistance, support and advice to those people who have worked in Scotland in land-based occupations and who are suffering hardship.
Look out for full coverage in this week’s Scottish Farmer
Thank you once again to those who sponsored the Scottish Land & Estates team. It’s not too late to donate…