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Buccleuch Property announces new charity partner for 2019

Buccleuch Property has unveiled children’s charity, Seamab as its fundraising partner for the 2019 Buccleuch Property Challenge. Seamab provides care and education for children in Scotland that have experienced significant trauma in their lives and need intensive and specialist support.

Taking place on Friday 6th September at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire, the six hour corporate adventure challenge will see around 70 teams from across the property industry compete against each other for the trophy, whilst at the same time raising funds for Seamab.

Now in its 13th year, the Challenge has raised over £130,000 since it was established, helping a variety of charities, such as Projekt 42, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, Ovarian Cancer Action and Childline.

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, kayaking and orienteering.

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 be partnering with 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.”

Based in Kinross, Seamab provides care and education for children from all over Scotland aged five and older who have experienced significant trauma, abuse and loss. Children at Seamab have a wide range of needs and many challenging behaviours, from aggression and violence to self-harm and poor emotional health.

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 in advance who is raising 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.”