Kirkcaldy team walk, run and cycle over 100 miles EACH during May!
COVID-19 might have scuppered plans for most things, but it certainly hasn’t stopped our Kirkcaldy office from supporting their local charity partner Support In Mind Scotland. The eight-strong team set a goal of conquering 500-miles between them for the month of May either by foot or bicycle.
But at the end of the 31-day challenge they realised they had well and truly smashed their target as all the walks, runs and rides racked up to an amazing 843 miles!
The efforts caught the eyes of dozens of well-wishers who graciously donated £641 to mark the team’s efforts – a sign of generosity even more welcome given the global pandemic.
All funds raised will go to Support in Mind Scotland which offers support to those affected by mental illness, including family members and carers.
Innes Laing, Partner in the Kirkcaldy office said: “We are delighted at beating both of our initial targets of 500 miles and £500 raised. Everyone rose to the challenge, with eight of us taking part it worked out at over 100 miles per person which really is impressive.
“It was important to us to continue to highlight the invaluable work Support in Mind Scotland do in the community in Fife as well as elsewhere in Scotland especially with Mental Health Awareness Week taking place in the same month as our challenge.
“It’s been a fantastic team-bonding exercise for the team which is so important given the current climate where we are all working remotely from home.”
Iain Mitchell, Senior Community Partnership Fundraising Officer for Support in Mind Scotland said: "The incredible team at Digby Brown in Kirkcaldy continue to do us proud! We hugely appreciate the guys for finding the time to not only take on this challenge, but to smash both the distance and fundraising targets too.
“Once Gift Aid has been factored in it's a massive £786 you've raised, and this will enable us to continue providing vital remote support to people suffering with mental illness in Fife. Thank you so much for digging deep (both physically and financially!) for us at this uncertain time."