Pals plough on to raise charity funds
Two pals are set to plough through the night to raise money for charity.
Collin Dodds and William Anderson are hoping to plough non-stop for 24 hours at Chapelton Farm near Castle Douglas.
Collin will be raising money for rural charity RSABI and William is raising money for Marie Curie Cancer
Thirty-six-year-old Collin, who has worked for the Biggar family at Chapelton for more than 18 years, said: “I chose to support the RSABI to try and help raise awareness of the charity.
“I know it does a lot of good work in Dumfries and Galloway, and as I am fit and healthy, I wanted to do something now to help others as you never know what is round the corner.”
Money raised will go to RSABI’s current “Help us help them campaign” which aims to raise £150,000 to tackle rural poverty. The charity helps people who have worked in agriculture who are now experiencing hardship.
Collin, who lives at Chapelton, will be using a Claas tractor and Knervland plough for the challenge which will start at 5pm on Thursday, September 1. He and William – who works all over Scotland for Knervland – aim to plough between 130 and 150 acres before 5pm the following day.
Donald and Emma Biggar from Chapelton have supported RSABI for many years and they will provide drinks and snacks for people who want to see the pair finish their challenge. They’ve also donated £250 to each of the charities.
Donald said: “We are delighted Collin is doing this for RSABI and are keen to support him.”
As Chapelton is beside the road, companies are welcome to put up banners in return for a donation, while there are also plans to have a drone filming the start and end of the challenge.
RSABI’s south west development officer, Jill Sloan, said: “It’s great to see people in Dumfries and Galloway supporting and raising funds for RSABI. We do a lot of work here in the region, and the funds raised by Collin will be gratefully received by us and the beneficiaries they go to help.”
Charity cultivators Collin Dodds will be doing a ploughathon for RSABI at Chapleton Farm, Castle Douglas. He will be joined by friend William Anderson raisung funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care