Aberdeen conquer the Banchory Beast Race for local charity

Aberdeen office beast race team 2019 taking part in race

Our east-coast offices have truly conquered the Beast Race this year, with our Aberdeen staff being the latest brave fundraisers to take on the event. Only a few weeks after our Inverness team slid through a similar assault course on the banks of Loch Ness, our Aberdeen office followed in their muddy footsteps last Saturday tackling the Banchory Beast Race.

The race took the form of a 10km route complete with 25 pain-staking obstacles. Running through jets of freezing water, scaling huge wooden walls, and attempting to post themselves through a human-sized letterboxes, our staff were confronted by a number of challenges from their latest fundraising effort.

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Aberdeen office beast race team 2019

Despite their difficulty, the obstacles were no match for our staff who were driven by their determination to raise money for local charity partner, Sunrise Partnership.

Sunrise Partnership are an Aberdeen-based mental health charity who provide support services for children and young people dealing with loss and bereavement. The charity offer a free, confidential service for under 18s, providing therapeutic strategies for coping with such difficult issues. Earlier this month, the charity won “Small Organisation of the Year” at the Celebrate Aberdeen Awards for their contributions to their local community.

The staff were thrilled to have raised even more funds for Sunrise Partnership from tackling the Beast Race, raising a total of £725 from the Banchory Beast Race. The funds will help the charity to support young people in need of the charity’s vital services, and the charity expressed their gratitude to our office for their contributions:

"Sunrise Partnership would like to say a huge well done to the team from Digby Brown who completed the Beast Race on Saturday - a fantastic achievement.

“Thank you so much for your support, this is appreciated so much and helps us to continue our work supporting children and young people affected by loss and bereavement."

"Sunrise Partnership would like to say a huge well done to the team from Digby Brown who completed the Beast Race on Saturday - a fantastic achievement.

“Thank you so much for your support, this is appreciated so much and helps us to continue our work supporting children and young people affected by loss and bereavement."

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Aberdeen office beast race team 2019 celebrating finishing the course

Neil Davidson, partner in our Aberdeen office, was delighted that the staff were able to raise so much money for such a fantastic charity:

“The Beast Race was tougher than we had imagined. I'm not sure we appreciated just how muddy we were all going to get!  

“The barbed wire obstacles, dark tunnels, freezing water, waist-high mud that we had to swim through and constant hill climbs were all worth it to support such a fantastic charity.

“We are proud to support The Sunrise Partnership as our charity of the year.”

So far, the office have raised over £1,000 through their fundraising efforts for Sunrise Partnership, and are eager to continue to raise money for the charity throughout the year.

For the next fundraising event, our Aberdeen office will be supporting Sunrise Partnership’s upcoming charity race night. The event will place at The Ashvale restaurant,  Aberdeen on Thursday 14th November.

 Tickets can be purchased for £15 and anyone keen to attend or support the event in any way would be encouraged to contact our Neil Davidson at Neil.Davidson@digbybrown.co.uk