Four members of staff from the St Andrews and Cupar offices of award-winning solicitors and estate agents Pagan Osborne are training for this year’s Great Glen Challenge, which is set to take place on Friday 25 August, in aid of RSABI, The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution.
Now in its sixth year, The Great Glen Challenge sees Pagan Osborne’s team compete against other teams from across Scotland in running, walking, cycling and kayaking challenges through the Great Glen from Invermoriston to Neptune’s Staircase at Banavie, near Fort William.
The RSABI is a rural charity, which was founded in 1897, providing financial assistance and practical support to over 600 individuals and their families who rely on working on the land in Scotland.
The funds raised will help the Charity’s essential work across the country. The Charity has reported that uncertainty for farmers due to market volatility has seen a surge in demand for its services with an average cost to the charity of £500,000 a year.
Lesley Mearns, Partner at Pagan Osborne, said: “Our team has been training hard for the last couple of months, both individually and meeting as a group. Most of us haven’t tackled something like this before but it’s a cause close to our heart. We work closely with the rural industry and are aware of the pressures that the Estates and farming community face. Whilst the training is pretty hard, it’s also a great opportunity for the team to get together outside of the office and raise funds for a charity that benefits so many people.
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