For the second year in a row Aberdeen Standard Investments were the runaway winners of the Rob Worboys Challenge 2018 which took place on the Isle of Arran on Friday 22 June.
Everyone who participated put in amazing performances at this year’s event, which has raised more than £30,000 in honour of Rob who tragically passed away at the age of 27 due to an unknown heart condition.
The event, organised by his colleagues at Cushman & Wakefield, saw more than 100 people take part in a severe challenge – cycling 57 miles round the island before climbing Goatfell, a 2,866 feet high mountain.
Mike Hannigan, Head of Real Estate - UK at Aberdeen Standard Investments said: “The logistics and hospitality were only matched by the perfect weather conditions. There are not many days as enjoyable as last Friday and it was great to be able to do it for some very worthy causes.”
Laura MacLaren of Cushman & Wakefield, who organised the event, said: “The weather was much better this year, so the teams were able to make good time, although the midges were out in full force and we had to keep reapplying bug spray.
“There was a fantastic atmosphere on the day and I know everyone at Cushman & Wakefield would like to thank our sponsors, clients and supporters for giving up their time to take part and help raise money for our three chosen charities and remember Rob, who is still very much missed by those who worked with him not only in our Edinburgh office but across the company.”
The money raised, which was match funded by Cushman & Wakefield, will be split between Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY); The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and SAMH (The Scottish Association for Mental Health).
Competitor Nick Ball from Corran Properties picked up a special award for his impressive fundraising efforts, with other awards on the day going to Pamela Coulthard of Dentons, who was Queen of the Hill for the third year running and David Ritchie of Pinsent Masons who was crowned King of the Hill for the second time.
David Davidson, Chair of Cushman & Wakefield in Scotland added: “Last year was a real endurance test as the weather was so awful that a lot of competitors weren’t able to get to the top of Goatfell. We really appreciated the good weather this year although the wind was quite strong at times.
“Over the last three years the Rob Worboys Challenge has raised more than £60,000 for charity thanks to the hard work and hours and hours of training put in by those taking part. I know how much it means to the Worboys’ family, many of whom came along and gave their support on the day.
“I would also like to say a big thank you to the representatives from the charities who helped out with the smooth running of the event.”
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 donate to the fundraising campaign please go to: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=RobWorboysArranChallenge&pageUrl=5
If you would like to find more information about the nominated charities please go to:
CRY go to www.c-r-y.org.uk
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice go to www.princeandprincessofwaleshospice.org.uk
SAMH go to www.samh.org.uk