Brewin Dolphin’s Edinburgh office raises almost £3,000 for two local charities

Brewin Dolphin's Edinburgh office raises almost £3,000 for two local charities

Richard Umpleby from Brewin Dolphin's Edinburgh office

Staff at wealth manager Brewin Dolphin’s Edinburgh office have raised £2,950 for two local charities by walking the equivalent, in miles, of the north coast of Scotland for their virtual ‘north coast 500’ challenge. 

Brewin Dolphin’s chosen charities are the Edinburgh Foodbank and Scottish Action for Mental Health.

The team decided to start the challenge when the Edinburgh marathon was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Due to the pandemic, employees couldn’t undertake the challenge in groups and so they individually logged their daily exercise walks and runs in order to complete the challenge.

Collectively they covered, on foot, the equivalent distance of the north coast 500 route, around the top of Scotland, over nine days, starting from and finishing at the Edinburgh office.

The team observed the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 restrictions whilst undertaking the virtual challenge.

Lynne Lamont, head of charities, Brewin Dolphin Scotland, who took part in the challenge, said: “It was a real team effort with 66 people involved from both the investment team and business support, and helped by the sensational Scottish weather over the bank holiday weekend, meant that we met our target by day four.

“The bar was raised, and we kept going, walking or running the equivalent miles as from Scotland to Rome, we even took on the extra challenge of climbing the equivalent height of Mont Blanc.”

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