Buccleuch Property Challenge Raises Over £12,000 For Charity

By September 13, 2019

This year’s Buccleuch Property Challenge raised over £12,000 for children’s charity, Seamab.

Having taken place at Drumlanrig Castle on the Queensberry Estate in Dumfriesshire (6 Sept), the six hour corporate adventure challenge saw 75 teams from across the property industry compete against each other for the trophy, whilst at the same time raising funds for Seamab, which provides care and education for children in Scotland that have experienced significant trauma in their lives and need intensive and specialist support.

Providing the ultimate team building day, as well as being a test of fitness, stamina and mental capacity, the Challenge invites teams of three to compete in a range of outdoor pursuits, covering running, mountain biking, paddle boarding and orienteering.  There was also a secret bush tucker trial inspired eating challenge thrown in for good measure.

This year’s mixed category was won by Edinburgh based CDA Architects who completed the course in just under five hours and the newly introduced Women’s Trophy was lifted by home team the ‘Buccleuch Belles’.  The Men’s single category was taken by Burness Paull in exactly four hours.

Now in its 13th year, the Challenge has raised over £150,000 since it was established, helping a variety of charities, such as Projekt 42, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, Ovarian Cancer Action and Childline.

David Peck, Managing Director at Buccleuch Property, said:

The Buccleuch Property Challenge has become one of the highlights of the year in the property industry, seeing professionals from across the UK come together to compete against each other whilst raising a fantastic sum of money for charity. “

“We’re delighted to have raised over £12,000 for Seamab as it does a truly incredible job in providing care and education for children in Scotland who have experienced trauma and loss, enabling them to have a childhood where they feel safe, accepted and happy.”

Tamsin Ferrier, Director of Development at Seamab, said:

“We’re very excited to have been selected as this year’s charity and would like to thank everyone who raised money for us.”

“Donations are essential to Seamab, they enable us to provide the extra support needed to help children recover from the trauma they have experienced. Our children deserve to have experiences and create memories just like any child. From attending Brownies to going on holiday, learning to ride a bike to meeting an author, activities that many children take for granted mean the world to our children – but we can only do this with people’s support.”

For more information on Buccleuch Property please visit www.buccleuchproperty.co.uk.


Winning teams

Mixed teams

  1. Coming in at 4 hours 53 minutes, “CDA Edinburgh”, from CDA Architects won gold. The team consisted of Chris Humphreys, Katie Watson and Andrew Gass.
  2. Crossing the finish line at 4 hours 59 minutes, “No Name Necessary” from Chris Stewart Group won silver. The team was made up of Keith Mackie, Amy MacGregor and Nicolas Moreno.
  3. Finishing at 5 hours 19 minutes, “Scarlett Lycra & Development” from Scarlett Land & Development, won bronze. The team consisted of Will Scarlett, Samantha Edwards and Adam Russell.

Men’s Single teams

  1. Coming in at 4 hours 00 minutes, “Great Paull’s of Stone”, from Burness Paull, won gold. The team was made up of three members: Peter Chambers, Andy Tyler and Andy Craig.
  2. Crossing the finish line at 4 hours 08 minutes, “The Dukes of Hazzard”, from Buccleuch Property won silver. The team consisted of David Peck, James Macleod and Sandy Smith.
  3. Finishing at 4 hours 40 minutes, “Gladman Scotland”, from Gladman Developments Limited, won bronze. The team was made up of Gerard McHenry, Matthew Rose and Chris Wright.

Women’s Single teams

  1. Coming in at 8 hours 16 minutes, “Buccleuch Belles”, from Buccleuch Edinburgh, won gold. The team was made up of three members: Kate Garnett-Thewlis, Carol Faye and Lyndsay McGregor.
  2. Crossing the finish line at 8 hours 55 minutes, “Dash, Splash and Crash”, Colliers International won silver. The team consisted of Holly Gillingham, Jessica Powell and Lucy Sutherland.
  3. Finishing at 9 hours 43 minutes, “Shood’ve Turned Left”, from Shoosmiths LLP, won bronze. The team was made up of Katy Clark, Tamsin Swann and Penny McAteer.