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United Auctions goes 007 for RSABI Great Glen Rural Challenge

A team of five auctioneers from United Auctions (UA) is swapping their white coats, gavels and crooks for James Bond style morph suits to compete in a one-day charity event in the Highlands next week.

Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers will be shaken, not stirred in their skin-tight tuxedo costumes, which leave little to the imagination, when they take part in RSABI’s Great Glen Rural Challenge on August 30th.

Named the Rostrum Rascals, UA’s team is walking, running and cycling a 60km route along the Great Glen between Clunes and Dores.

They are competing with nine other organisations and businesses in the rural sector to win the challenge and to raise the most money for Scotland’s rural charity RSABI, which supports people who have depended on the land.

UA’s secret service Rascals, which comprises auctioneers and sales executives Richard Close (31), Ross Fotheringham (23), Luke Holmes (24), Murray Rainnie (26) and Peter Wood (34), have already raised half their fundraising target of £1000 but know there is still a long way to go.

Team captain Ross Fotheringham, who started the team’s social media campaign with a video pledge on UA’s Facebook page, said:

“We ‘re not the fittest bunch, but I reckon we’re the toughest and we’re really competitive.”

“The lads aren’t that keen on the costumes, but we’re channeling the inner Bond. We’re training hard like the elite athletes we are! A little self humiliation and a lot of fun go a long way for a great cause that’s close to our own and our customers’ hearts.”

To sponsor the Rostrum Rascals, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Rostrumrascals


Notes to Editor

Issued on behalf of United Auctions by JK Consultancy. For further information, please contact Jenny Kumar on 07989 557198 or jenny@jkconsultancy.com

  • RSABI is the Scottish charity which provides financial support, advice and friendship to improve the lives of individuals and their dependents, where these individuals rely, or have relied, upon land based employment and who through age, injury, illness or other misfortune, now experience hardship. Contact:  www.rsabi.org.uk or 0131 472 4166.
  • Teams of 4 (+ 1 supporting member) will complete a total of 60km along the Great Glen through beautiful Highland scenery.