It's approaching time again for the RSABI's fantastic fundraising effort, the Great Glen Challenge.

In a special series of articles, we will be highlighting some of the teams taking part in the running, walking, cycling kayaking extravaganza – and how to help them raise money for this worthy cause.

This week we feature:

SAC Consulting – Team A(wesome)

Team members:

Lorna Macpherson, Poppy Frater, Joanna Foubister, Rob Black

Reason for taking part:

'We are all agriculture consultants and so work very closely with the farming community across Scotland and want to support the great work that RSABI does in helping those in the rural community.'

Quote/fact:

“We are all very much looking forward to taking part in the challenge although I think we’d all agree that we are not yet as fit as we would like to be for it! However, it’s the taking part that counts and helping to raise money for a very worthy cause that is close to all of our hearts.”

– Lorna Macpherson

Fundraising link: CLICK HERE

 

2. SAYFC

Team members:

Andrew McGregor, Ewan Smith, Gemma Bruce, Hazel Watt (driver) and Kim Taylor

The reasons for taking part:

SAYFC is taking part in the Great Glen Challenge because RSABI is such a worthwhile cause to be supporting. They provide help to so many individuals, including SAYFC members past and present, and they can make a real difference to individual and families lives.

Quote/fact:

“We are very excited to be taking part in this year's Great Glen Challenge. It's fantastic to be supporting such a great cause. We have some one from each region in the agri team taking part, so we really have the whole of Scotland covered!”

– Kim Taylor

Fundraising link: CLICK HERE

 

3. Tarff Valley –Team Tarff and Tarfftastic!

Team Tarff: Matthew Norman, Thomas Milligan, Julia Graham, Fraser Morrison and Nikki Brown

Tarfftastic: Christopher Dey, Richard Jackson, Bob Patterson, Craig Rudd and Jim Kennedy

The reasons for taking part:

Tarff is a business sponsor of RSABI and feels the support the charity provides to people in the agricultural sector is very important. It’s great that there’s a strong support network to ensure Scottish farmers have a point of contact if they need help.

Quote/fact:

'Tarff is taking part to help raise awareness of RSABI and it’s also a great way for our staff to work together as a team to get over that finish line! We’ve got two teams who are all enthusiastic and raring to go!'

Fundraising link: CLICK HERE

 

4. Scottish Land and Estates – Strong, Loud and Energetic (Team SLE)

Team members:

Emma Steel, Rebekah Strong, Caroline Pringle, Clare Sturla and Eleanor Kay.

The reasons for taking part:

The Great Glen Challenge is a fun and exciting way to raise funds for RSABI, a vital charity that provides essential support to the agricultural sector. The team from Scottish Land and Estates are looking forward to getting in the competitive spirit and battling it out against the other teams for a great cause!

Quote/fact:

'Obviously I’ll jump at the chance to get active outdoors and partaking in a charity event raising money for something so close to my heart was a no brainer! While my parents farm below the border the issues they face are the same as farmers in Scotland. Rural communities need our support to overcome growing hardships and challenges and I am proud to push myself for this cause'

– Rebekah Strong, mountain biker

Fundraising link: CLICK HERE

 

5. Landmark Systems – Landmark vs Lochs

Team members: George Paterson (driver), Allistair Gray (mountain bike), John Macrae (kayak), Annabel James (run) and Kate Adams (walk).

The reasons for taking part:

Landmark Systems has a strong connection to the Scottish farming community, having provided software solutions for many years. With the recent addition of Farm Data earlier in 2019 we felt it was a good year to enter the Great Glen Challenge – Allistair has been banging on about it for three years!

Farm Data have been supporters of RSABI for a number of years. RSABI do a wonderful job in supporting all sorts of critical needs in the farming community. The effect of their work has a very positive impact on rural communities, families and individuals.

One of our team members, Annabel, raised money for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) by completing her first marathon in London in 2018. She has motivated others in the company to do an activity-based sponsorship.

Quote/fact:

'Our five team members are based in five different locations throughout the UK. Aberdeen, Glasgow, North Wales, Cambridge and West Sussex, so we may win the prize for most air miles!'

Link link: CLICK HERE