UK Property World Rise To The Buccleuch Challenge

The Buccleugh Challenge 2013, StartOver 150 property professionals from across the UK have taken part in the seventh annual Buccleuch Property Challenge at the Duke of Buccleuch’s Drumlanrig and Queenberry Estate in Dumfries-shire.

During the challenge’s six hour test of mental and physical endurance, the 52 teams took part in a range of activities across different stages which included a swim in the icy waters of the River Nith, mountain biking, running, orienteering, rowing and ‘secret’ disciplines which this year included driving a Land Rover blindfolded and a gruelling assault course.

David Peck, Managing Director of Buccleuch Property said: “We’re now in our seventh year of this event and we were delighted to see so many familiar faces alongside plenty of new ones from across the UK property sector.

“The emphasis of the event is team building, with the challenges of the course created to test and promote collaborative working which is essential in our line of work.  It’s also a great networking opportunity and a chance to challenge your body and mind whilst raising funds for a very worthwhile charity.”

In a shock result and to cries of foul play both the single and mixed sex categories were won by Buccleuch teams with runners up Ryden and Colliers International respectively claiming moral victory!

As in previous years of the challenge, the money raised will go towards Buccleuch Property’s charity of the year, The Yard.  Based in Edinburgh’s Canonmills, The Yard is the only indoor and outdoor adventure play centre for disabled children and young people (aged from 3 to 25 years) in the East of Scotland.

Last year the teams raised £17,000 for Maggie’s Centres and they are hoping to raise a similar amount for The Yard from the Property Challenge and other fundraising events planned over the next few months.

David Peck says he is delighted to be supporting The Yard.  “We were very keen that the charity we chose this year was locally based that benefitted children and young people, so The Yard fitted the bill perfectly on both these counts.   I know that the money we raise through our Challenge and other upcoming fundraising efforts will enable even more people to benefit from these excellent facilities.”