Staff at rural property consultancy Galbraith have achieved more than double their fundraising target through a sponsored cycle ride to support two amazing charities – the RSABI and My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.
The original target was to raise £5,000 by cycling 1,189 miles, the distance between John O'Groats and Land’s End, with some members of staff out and about on a real bike, while others undertook the challenge at home or in the office, on a network of static spin bikes.
In fact the total distance cycled was 1,995.8 miles, and the amount raised from donations - £5,740 - was matched by Galbraith to make a grand total of £11,480.
The donation will be split equally between the RSABI and the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.
Alice Wilson, a land agent with Galbraith said: “This is the first time we have taken on a fundraising challenge across the whole firm and it was fantastic to have 88 members of staff sign up to take part.
“These two charities are close to our hearts. The RSABI carries out amazing work across the country helping agricultural workers and their families with a wide range of practical, financial and emotional support. Doddie Weir OBE is an inspiration to us all as one of the greatest rugby players of all time and his tireless campaigning for motor neuron disease is awe-inspiring. We wish both charities continued success.”
Galbraith is an independent property consultancy headquartered in Edinburgh, with 13 offices across Scotland and northern England.