Are you ready to take on the Glen? RSABI invites the rural industry to ‘Help us help them’


RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2016, sponsored by Ledingham Chalmers, solicitors was launched in recent days and aims to follow the fantastic success of the event in previous years, raising over £62,000 in 2015 – you can read a copy of the news release below.

Today I am contacting all friends of RSABI to alert you to the event and to indicate that we are open for team entries for Friday 26 August. Please forward this email to any interested parties.

Go on, enter a team for Friday 26 August and thank you to those already coming forward for 2016: Ledingham Chalmers LLP, Bank of Scotland x 2, RHASS, Royal Bank of Scotland, CKD Galbraith, NFU Mutual Stirling Agency, Watson Seeds, The Scottish Farmer and Campbell Dallas.

Thank you for your help and support and please do get in touch regarding team entry intentions, offers of support and volunteering.

Best wishes, Paul

News Release: Rural charity, RSABI is inviting teams of competitors to take on its annual multi-sports team building event, RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2016, sponsored once again by Ledingham Chalmers, solicitors, as it continues its work to alleviate hardship among Scotland’s land-based workforce.

Applications are being invited for the challenge, which takes place on Friday 26 August, 2016, from rural businesses, organisations and groups of individuals. With a maximum of 25 teams involved, and given the event was full last year, early applications are encouraged.

Last year one hundred competitors from across Scotland biked, kayaked, walked and ran sections totalling 65km along the Great Glen, raising a vital sum of £62,000 for RSABI.

RSABI has welcomed the return of Ledingham Chalmers, solicitors as headline sponsor, with supporting partners The Scottish Farmer, Bank of Scotland, CKD Galbraith, Royal Bank of Scotland and NFU Scotland all involved once again plus a number of returning teams. This year’s event is defended by RBS Agriculture.

Paul Tinson, event director said: “I am delighted to invite teams from across the country to take place in this year’s RSABI Great Glen Challenge. Everyone involved last year was enormously proud of an unprecedented £62,000 raised for RSABI.

“RSABI Great Glen Challenge is key to our mission to ‘Help us help them’. Last year we spent £480,000 supporting over 680 people in Scotland who have depended on the land for their livelihood in agriculture, forestry, fish-farming, rural estate work, gamekeeping, crofting and horticulture. People who, due to age, injury, illness or misfortune, now find that they were unable to cope.”

“With increasing numbers of people needing our help, we depend greatly on the continuing generosity of our supporters who enjoy an inspiring day out in the Highlands as well as a wee bit of competition among colleagues and competitors. We cannot rest on our laurels and the success of RSABI Great Glen Challenge is crucial to this.”

Contact Paul Tinson at RSABI to learn more and sign up a team: call 0300 111 4166, email [email protected] or visit www.rsabi.org.uk

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