Huge boost for Borders Childrens Charity

A local charity formed to help children in the Borders has received a fantastic boost, after it was named as the fundraising partner for the 2021 Buccleuch Property Challenge.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 12:14 pm
Borders Childrens Charity volunteers celebrate being named as the Buccleuch Property Charity Challenge's fundraising partners for this year.
Borders Childrens Charity volunteers celebrate being named as the Buccleuch Property Charity Challenge's fundraising partners for this year.

The Edinburg h -based property development and investment company, Buccleuch Property – which represents the commercial property interests of the Duke of Buccleuch, with the core of its business operating in the investment and development markets together with significant interests in the strategic land and residential sectors – has named the Borders Children’s Charity as its official partner for its fundraising efforts this year.

Run entirely by volunteers, the Borders Children’s Charity helps children living in the Borders by relieving those enduring poverty, sickness and distress.

The six-hour corporate adventure challenge takes place on Friday, September 10 at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway.

Joanna Watson and David Peck of Buccleuch Property get in shape for the challenge.

It will see teams of three people from across the property industry compete against each other for the trophy, whilst at the same time raising much-needed funds for the charity.

The popular event is well known within the industry for being a test of fitness, stamina and mental capacity, with a range of outdoor pursuits including running, mountain biking, orienteering and kayaking.

Now in its 14th year, the challenge has raised over £140,000 since it was established, helping a variety of charities, such as Projekt 42, Ovarian Cancer Action and children’s charity Seamab School, based in Kinross.

David Peck, managing director at Buccleuch Property, said: “We are hugely excited to be back running the challenge this year after an enforced pause in proceedings, and hope the opportunity for everyone to get out onto our mountain bikes and into the fresh air will attract a full complement of teams back to Drumlanrig for 2021 – bring it on!”

And the charity will be joining in the fun as well.

Its chairperson Jenny Linehan said: “The Borders Children's Charity is delighted to have been chosen by Buccleuch Property as their fundraising partner. We are looking forward to watching our own team take part ... go team BCC.”

To enter a team, visit www.buccleuchproperty.com