Arran mental health fundraiser

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The fourth annual Cushman & Wakefield Rob Worboys Challenge has raised £10,000 for the Scottish mental health charity SAMH.

More than 100 property professionals competed for a number of the trophies at the event held on Arran in honour of Rob who sadly died at the age of just 27 in 2016.

The event took place in the summer, but details of the money raised have just been finalised.

Participants took part in a gruelling 58 mile bike ride from Brodick to Brodick cycle, followed by a 874m climb to the top of Goatfell and back down again. There was also the option to take part in The Half Worboys which starts with a 27 mile cycle and the ascent of Goatfell.

Winning the team prizes were Buccleuch Properties, Pinsent Masons and Brodies, with the King of the Mountain title going to Pinsent Masons’ David Ritchie and the Queen of the Mountain to Katie Priester of Brodies.

The Goatfell Conquerors awards went to Aberdeen Standard Investments’ James Britton and Kerry Hunter. The top fundraiser prize went to Guy Morgan of Corran Property.

Stuart Dorward, head of Scotland for Cushman & Wakefield, said: ‘Everyone had a great day and the weather was fantastic. We are so grateful to everyone who took part and all of the kind people who gave sponsorship money – we initially set out to raise £5,000 but we have already doubled that and more money has still to come in through various other fundraising ventures we have planned throughout the year.

‘Mental health matters are hugely important across the real estate industry, as they are in wider society, and SAMH are doing terrific work in mental health across Scotland. Rob always put others first and he would have been delighted this money raised in his honour is going to such an important cause.

‘A special thanks to the Worboys family and Lorraine Scott who was the lead organiser of this year’s event and ensured everything went smoothly, she even managed to arrange for the sun to appear!  It was nice to be applying sun cream rather than midge repellent this time around.’

Fiona Lewis, corporate partnerships manager at SAMH said: ‘We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at Cushman & Wakefield for their amazing efforts and the generosity they have shown.

‘At SAMH we know how a mental health problem can affect everything. It can have the most profound impact on our relationships, our work, our wellbeing and our quality of life.

‘Thanks to our brilliant fundraisers, SAMH works to raise awareness, promote good mental health and support people in Scotland affected by mental health problems.’


An ariel view before the start of the bike ride. NO_B37charity01

The 100 strong group who took part in the charity events. NO_B37charity02

Participants take on the challenge of Goatfell. NO_B37charity03