Cushman & Wakefield has announced it is to repeat its highly successful charity challenge in honour of Rob Worboys a treasured colleague who tragically died in 2016, at the age of just 27.
The property agents’ Scottish team are reprising last year’s inaugural Arran Challenge which helped raise an incredible £35,000 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
This year’s event will take place on Friday 16 June and will see the company’s Scottish staff, along with clients, cycle 55 miles round the entire island of Arran, including a King of the Mountains Challenge, then to climb on foot and descend the 2,866 feet high Goat Fell.
The money raised from the event will go to CRY Rob’s family’s nominated charity, and will be used to screen young people and raise awareness of cardiac conditions such as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS). Every week 12 young people die unexpectedly from a heart condition they didn’t know they had.
This year’s event will comprise of 16 teams, double last year’s number, with each team comprising of five members. Teams who have already signed up include ACCA, Aberdeen Asset management, Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life Investments. Rob’s family, including his father, brothers, sister and others will also be involved in the event.
Competition for the Rob Worboys Challenge Cup is expected to be fierce according to Stuart Dorward, Cushman & Wakefield’s Scottish Head. He said: “Everyone put their hearts and souls into the challenge last year and raised an awful lot of money for a tremendous charity.
“Rob is still very much in our thoughts and we hope clients and friends will join us and the Worboys family in celebrating his life. Every penny raised from the event will go towards CRY’s work to safeguard families from suffering the premature death of a beloved son or daughter.”
Rob, who was a popular member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Edinburgh office team, was a keen sportsman and played American Football for East Kilbride Pirates, taking part in trials for the GB team.
To find out more about the challenge contact Stuart Dorward at email@example.com To donate to the fund go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CWRobWorboysArranChallenge2017
If you would like to find more information about CRY go to www.c-r-y.org.uk