Cushman & Wakefield has announced the third Rob Worboys Arran Challenge in honour of the young property agent who died in 2016 at the age of just 27.
Teams from Aberdeen Standard Investments, ACCA, Corran Properties, Pinsent Masons, Dentons, New River Retail and The Royal Bank of Scotland are amongst those who have already signed up to take part in the challenge on June 22nd, with all money being raised going to a selection of worthy charities including Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY); Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and SAMH.
The popular event, organised by Rob’s colleagues at Cushman & Wakefield where he was a rising star prior to his sudden death, has already raised £40,000 for charity. It is hoped this year’s event will raise a further £10,000 breaking the £50,000 target.
To find out more about the challenge or to donate to the fundraising campaign email firstname.lastname@example.org or https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobWorboysArranChallenge.
The challenge will see participants cycle 55 miles round the entire island of Arran, then climb the 2,866 feet high Goat Fell. There is also an option to do a shorter version of the challenge with a 28 mile cycle prior to the ascent.
There is expected to be a real battle for the Rob Worboys Challenge Cup this year according to Stuart Dorward, Cushman & Wakefield’s Scottish Head. He said: “Some of our more competitive client teams and members of staff are training every day and there is a lot of good natured rivalry with people hoping to beat their times from previous years.
“We are delighted that so many clients and colleagues have got behind the challenge and signed up to take part again – I know it means a lot to Rob’s family and his friends, many of whom are attending. Rob is greatly missed.”
Rob was a keen sportsman and played American Football for East Kilbride Pirates, taking part in trials for the GB team.
If you would like to find more information about the nominated charities please go to:
CRY go to www.c-r-y.org.uk
Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice go to www.princeandprincessofwaleshospice.org.uk
SAMH go to www.samh.org.uk