Sporting Chance for Forfar Accountants
Published on 4 July 2016
A team of four Angus accountancy staff are gearing up to compete in a gruelling challenge in the Highlands of Scotland next month.
The quartet from EQ Accountants in Forfar will take part in the RSABI Great Glen Challenge on Friday 26 August 2016. With a route spanning from Fort Augustus to Fort William, the event raises money for RSABI, which throws a lifeline to those who have worked in land-based occupations but who have fallen on hard times. The charity is of great significance to the Forfar office, where many staff work with farms and other agricultural businesses.
Each member of the team completes a different discipline, competing against other organisations and professionals from the agriculture sector. Various other accountancy firms, solicitors, banks and land agents will all compete to be crowned the winner.
Graeme Davidson, Partner in the Forfar office said, “On behalf of everyone at EQ, we wish our colleagues, who are training hard throughout the Summer, the very best of luck with this tough challenge. Although the main aim is to have fun taking part, I’m certain that they will help raise a fantastic amount of money for this important cause in the process.”
The EQ competitors are Mark McColgan, who will embark on a 17km run, Robert Urquhart, who will take on a 46km mountain bike ride, Anna Coff, who will walk 18km and Kiera McDonald, making a splash in a 6km kayak race. Sarah Millar is the EQ team captain and support driver.
Dating back to 1897, RSABI, provides financial assistance, support and advice in confidence to those who have worked in Scotland in land-based occupations and who are suffering hardship. Every year, RSABI helps hundreds of people with backgrounds in farming, crofting, forestry, horticulture, fish-farming, gamekeeping and rural estate work who, due to illness, disability, poverty or crisis, are unable to cope. RSABI relies on the generosity of its supporters – individuals, businesses and trusts – in order to ensure that they can continue to provide effective relief to those in need.
In 2015, 25 teams took part, collectively raising over £62,000 for the charity.
To sponsor the EQ team, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/EQAccountants or pop into any of the EQ offices (Cupar, Dundee Forfar or Glenrothes). For more information, visit www.eqaccountants.co.uk.