Congratulations to all our fantastic teams as it is announced RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2017 has raised over £55,000 to support people in Scottish agriculture
We are celebrating following confirmation that the event, held at the end of August, has raised £55,150 thus exceeding the fundraising target once again. The popular event has raised well over £200,000 in recent years with support from around 450 rural competitors, representing over 100 company teams since being established in 2012.
This year’s Great Glen Challenge event, sponsored once again by Ledingham Chalmers, solicitors, and supported by Bank of Scotland, Galbraith, The Scottish Farmer and Royal Bank of Scotland, saw 108 competitors from a record 27 teams, cycle, kayak, walk and run 46km from Fort Augustus to Fort William.
The funds raised will help us provide emotional, practical and financial support to individuals and their families across the agricultural sector including farming, crofting and growing.
Thank you and see you again on Friday 31 August 2018!
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You can check out some of the photos taken by The Scottish Farmer on their site or scroll down to see some of the highlights of last year's event.
RSABI Invites Team Entries for the 2018 Great Glen Challenge Event
Friday 31st August 2018
Running for a seventh year this August, RSABI Great Glen Challenge, sponsored once again by Ledingham Chalmers, solicitors, is back with team entry now open. The popular event has raised around £250,000 to help people in Scottish agriculture.
Teams of 4 people from rural businesses, industry organisations and groups of agriculturally minded people, take on the annual multi-sports competition on Friday 31st August, all looking to follow the fantastic fundraising success of the event in previous years. RSABI is delighted to be supported once again by Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland and The Scottish Farmer, all of whom annually field a team.
RSABI, which has witnessed a surge in demand for its charitable services in recent years, signs up some 25 teams to compete in what is established as a unique, inclusive and exciting one-day Challenge. In 2017, over one hundred competitors from across Scotland biked, kayaked, walked and ran sections totalling 46km along the Great Glen Way from Fort Augustus to the finish and prize-giving at Neptune’s staircase by Fort William, raising £56,000 for this worthy cause in the process.
- 46km mountain bike
- 6km kayak
- 18km walk
- 17km run
- Reception at the finish line
The Challenge is designed to be inclusive and all sporting abilities are welcomed.
Team Entry & Fundraising (same as 2017)
- Team Entry (team of 4 people + support driver) = £550
- Individual pledge: Each team member is asked to make a £250 pledge. Rather than fundraising being the only way to achieve the pledge, we challenge competitors to sign up new members for the RSABI Supporter Scheme too - a donation of £25 can count towards the pledge.
In 2017, 27 teams took part, with the team from Davidson & Robertson eventually crowned winners.
For more information, please call RSABI on 0300 111 4166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who will take the title in 2018?
Team Information Documents for Download:
Highlights from GGC16 & 17: