Staff take on costal walk for charity

Pictured are the staff from the Brechin and Aberdeen offices.
Pictured are the staff from the Brechin and Aberdeen offices.

Staff from Savills Rural business, including Brechin, have completed the Countryside Learning challenge, raising nearly £60,000 for the charity.

Scottish offices alone have travelled over 3,500 miles and raised around £6,000 for the charity, with staff from Brechin, and Fochabers offices playing a major part, travelling 716 miles.

On Tuesday, September 15, staff from the Savills Brechin Office teamed up with their colleagues from the Aberdeen office for a fundraising walk. The team walked 7.5 miles of the coastal route from St Cyrus Beach to Montrose.

The Brechin office was also a destination in a sterling effort by Ewan Berkeley, who cycled the entire route from Perth to Fochabers, a staggering total of 160 miles. Ewan began his cycle at 4.52am on Tuesday, September 15, with colleague Jonny Willett from Savills in Perth, where they began their cycle, to the Brechin office.

Ewan continued on to Savills in Aberdeen, where he was met by Faye Gonzalez and other stalwarts from Fochabers. The team then cycled through Donside, over The Cabrach and on to Fochabers, a distance of around 70 miles.

Ewan Berkeley of Savills Aberdeen office said: “We have all enjoyed getting out in the beautiful countryside of North East Scotland - it was a great to see the team pull together, while raising money for an excellent cause.”

Fundraising by Scottish offices included rugby world cup sweepstakes, in addition to the Savills Virgin Money Giving web page for which donations for the teams are still encouraged.

The event finished on Friday, September 18, culminating with teams from across the country cycling to meet at Savills headquarters in London.

Gary Richardson, Chief Executive, Countryside Learning, adds: “Thanks to the amazing support Savills have given us over the last few years we now run 50 events across the country.

“Every year, thanks to Savills staff and clients generosity over 25,000 children begin their understanding of British countryside and appreciate the work and skill of those who manage it for us and literally put the food on our table.”

Countryside Learning aims to educate, inform and inspire children, parents and teachers so that they can enjoy and appreciate the countryside.