Gearing up to reach the million mark

Golden Challenge

Staff at Golden Charter are gearing up to cycle, run or walk 21km around Loch Katrine to celebrate 21 years supporting the Woodland Trust, and funeral directors are invited to join.

21 years ago Golden Charter decided to partner up with the Woodland Trust, and since then has raised more than £994,000.

Sponsorship for the celebratory event – taking place on Saturday 3 September – aims to take that total beyond £1 million.

Golden Charter Chief Executive Ronnie Wayte and Woodland Trust Scotland Director Carol Evans met at Loch Katrine to check out the route on a penny farthing.

“Golden Charter has been in partnership with the Woodland Trust since 1995,” said Ronnie. “To celebrate this milestone, we are hosting the Golden Challenge on Saturday 3 September, a joint charity event where staff are challenged to trek, run, or pedal 21km around Loch Katrine.

“The event is already shaping up to be a great day out with a voyage on the steamship Sir Walter Scott, a delicious barbecue and the services of professional massage therapists to soothe weary limbs.

“We are immensely proud of the contribution we’ve made towards supporting the Woodland Trust over the years, but we’re aiming to raise £21,000 to take the total raised to over £1 million.”

Carol Evans said: “We are very grateful for the marvellous support we have received from Golden Charter over all these years.

“We value everyone who supports our work but there is particular satisfaction when a single donation blossoms into a long-running relationship like this. Golden Charter are a terrific group of people to work with and we hope everyone enjoys their day at Loch Katrine.”

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