Aberdeen office tackles the great run for charity

Runners running in race

Last weekend, thousands of runners in the north east of Scotland took part in the Great Aberdeen Run, braving distances of either 10k or a half marathon.  

The run began on Holburn Street on Sunday morning, with the last participants crossing the finish line for 4pm.  

Our very own Kimberley MacLennan from Digby Brown’s Aberdeen office tackled the event’s half marathon on behalf of local mental health charity, Sunrise Partnership.

Kimberley MacLennan outside the Aberdeen Office at Great Run Aberdeen 2019

Sunrise Partnership are an Aberdeen-based mental health charity who support children and young people dealing with loss or bereavement. The Aberdeen office have chosen them as their charity partner for 2019, and will continue to raise money for the organisation throughout the year.

Not only did Kimberley ace the half marathon, but she will be running a grand total of 100km as part of her fundraising efforts. Kimberley has run over 70km so far, and her next run will be the Huntly Room to Run 10k on September 7th. She is hoping to raise £500, and still has another 3 races to take on.

Great Run Aberdeen 2019 KimMacLennan at finisher stand

Kimberley isn’t the only member of staff lacing up her running shoes for charity, as the entire Aberdeen office are getting ready for the Banchory Beast Race on 24th September. The race is a 10k obstacle course which will put our employees’ stamina and endurance to the test – all for a fantastic cause.

Neil Davidson, partner in our Aberdeen office, shared the firm’s delight in supporting such a wonderful charity:

"The Digby Brown Aberdeen office are proud to support the Sunrise Partnership. Their work in the local community is invaluable. They have recently been nominated as Small Charity Organisation of The Year in the 2019 Celebrate Aberdeen Awards. Thinking of all the money raised for a fantastic charity will help keep our spirits up during the upcoming runs."

Our Inverness team are also participating in the Loch Ness Beast Race this weekend on behalf of their 2019 charity partner, Mikey’s Line. Mikey’s Line are a mental health charity based in the Highlands who help those who are struggling with loneliness, isolation, and emotional distress. 

If you’d like to support our Aberdeen office with their fundraising efforts this year, you can donate to Digby Brown Aberdeen’s JustGiving page by clicking here.