A SIMMENTAL bull from Corskie Farm, near Fochabers, joined the Galbraith team in handing over a check for £5,470 to RSABI, at recent Stirling bull sales.
Carol McLaren, managing director of RSABI, gave a heartfelt thank you to the staff at property consultancy Galbraith, who also sponsor the Stirling Bull Sales.
The initiative saw around 80 employees of Galbraith, also a member of RSABI’s support programme, take part in a fundraising round late last year to benefit RSABI and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
The target was to cover the distance between John O’ Groats and Land’s End, a target which was exceeded, with over 1995 miles completed thanks to staff cycling out and pedaling static bikes to offices across the country.
The cyclists’ fundraising total of £5,470 was generously matched by Galbraith with the funds then split between the two charities.
Galbraith Associate Rural Surveyor Alice Wilson and Graduate Surveyor Alexander Cuthbert presented a check to Ms McLaren and RSABI Head of Finance and Digital Harry Seran. The presentation was assisted by Corskie Leopard, a 20-month-old bull led by Laura Green of Corksie Farm, who recently signed up as an RSABI Business Supporter.
Ms Wilson said: “Galbraith was delighted to catch up with the RSABI team to present a check for funds raised during our charity cycle.
“RSABI is a unique Scottish charity dedicated to providing emotional, practical and financial support to people working in Scottish agriculture. We couldn’t think of a better charity to raise money for, and we look forward to continue to support RSABI and the great work they are doing.”
Ms McLaren added: ‘We are so grateful to everyone at Galbraith who got on their bikes in November to raise such a fantastic sum for RSABI and My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, and to those who supported and sponsored the cyclists. .
“Many thanks also to Galbraith for generously matching the fundraising total which will support RSABI’s work to provide financial, emotional and practical support to people in Scotland’s agricultural industry.
“It was great to meet Laura Green and Simmental bull Corskie Leopard at the sales, and we are just delighted the family has chosen to sign up for our Business Supporter Scheme.
“As the industry currently faces a series of challenges and changes ahead, it is more important than ever that people know that RSABI is here to provide friendly and confidential support. If you encounter any difficulties, do not hesitate to contact us.”
The RSABI helpline, supported by RHASS, is open 365 days a year from 7am to 11pm and is available on 0300 111 4166. You can also email [email protected]