Scots rural charity RSABI is urging members of the agricultural community to get together and form teams to compete in this year’s Great Glen Challenge.
The charity, which provides financial assistance to those who have relied on the land in Scotland, is looking for 25 rural organisations or businesses to compete in the one-day team challenge on Friday, August 28.
Last year 22 teams competed in the competition, which is sponsored by Ledingham Chalmers, with a group from NFU Mutual’s office in Stirling crowned winners.
The teams of staff who ran, cycled, walked or rowed the Great Glen, raised £47,000 for the charity.
“Last year’s challenge was a huge success. Not only did it prove an excellent opportunity for team building throughout the rural sector, but it also greatly exceeded our fundraising expectations while also helping to raise awareness of RSABI’s core mission,” said event director Paul Tinson.
“The Great Glen Challenge may also suit teams of friends keen to fundraise together for a great cause. Join us for a fun day of competition in the beautiful Great Glen – team members will enjoy an extremely rewarding day and will have the satisfaction of actively supporting our 2015 campaign to ‘take the bull by the horns’ by helping RSABI increase the number of people we support throughout the country.”
Last month the charity unveiled Scottish rugby star Alex Dunbar as its first official ambassador.
Mr Dunbar’s Rugby World Cup training will prevent him from taking part in the event, but he has urged others in the farming community to put forward a team to compete. Those interested in competing are asked to contact Tessa Rouse at RSABI on 0131 472 4166 or firstname.lastname@example.org