Great Glen Challenge on track to reach £50,000 target for RSABI

Great Glen Challenge on track to reach £50,000 target for RSABI

The Scottish Woodlands team with Alan White

RSABI, the charity which supports people in Scottish agriculture, is sending a message of thanks to the sponsors, teams, supporters and volunteers who made its annual fundraising event on Friday such a huge success.

The event was fully booked with the maximum of 25 teams from a wide range of roles in Scottish agriculture taking part in a challenging day of outdoor sport, testing endurance and fitness, as well as offering a great opportunity for teambuilding and camaraderie.

The event, sponsored by Gillespie Macandrew, took place between Fort Augustus and Fort William. It saw sponsored teams take on a demanding route consisting of a 49km mountain bike, 6km kayak, 18km walk, and 17km run.

So far, a total of nearly £49,000 has been raised by those taking part and RSABI is encouraging supporters to dig deep and help in a bid to reach its target over the coming week.

Alan White, partner in the land and rural business team at Gillespie Macandrew, presented the prizes to individuals and teams at a post-event reception at the iconic Neptune’s Staircase, Banvie.

He said: “We were pleased to sponsor this fantastic event. As longstanding advisors to the sector, we are all too familiar with the challenges facing those working in agriculture and just how invaluable the work of the RSABI is in providing support. Our teams thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and the opportunity to spend time with their peers in glorious surroundings.”

The overall team winner was Scottish Woodlands, with last year’s winners Shannoch, taking second place, followed by the Royal Bank of Scotland in third.

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