Young farmers young and old – and 16 dogs – took part in Lower Nithsdale YFC's biggest charity challenge to date, when 25 teams went ‘round the clock for RHET’.

The 'Criffel Crawl’ aimed to raise money for this important educational charity, which works across Scotland to take the classroom to the countryside, working with volunteers to provide free education and experiential learning opportunities for children and young people.

During the pandemic, RHET Dumfries and Galloway was unable to hold its usual fundraisers, with Lower Nithsdale YFC rising to the challenge of making up the shortfall. So, despite some dodgy weather forecasts, from 7pm, the teams started their climb on the hour for 24 hours. Over the 24 hours, they had 98 people and 16 dogs on the challenge, including 13 past chairmen and 10 past secretaries of the club. Some even took it on more than once, making an incredible total of 105 trips over the 24 hours.

Last Saturday would have been Dumfries Show day, which both Lower Nithsdale YFC and RHET Dumfries and Galloway support every year, so the challenge allowed them both to mark the day in their own way.

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