Pals plough on to raise char­ity funds

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

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

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