Gyms are not the only place in north east Fife you’ll find scenes of limbering, stretching and warming up.
Pagan Osborne’s offices in St Andrews, Cupar and Anstruther are also hotbeds of fitness and exercise as 15 members of staff get ready to embark upon a gruelling physical challenge to raise funds for CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland).
The 12-hour Beat the Borders event takes place next Saturday, August 30, and comprises a 40-mile cycle, an 18-mile hike and various adventure challenges.
It starts and ends in Melrose and loops through areas such as Kelso and Roxburgh.
Jennifer Lowry, Pagan Osborne HR manager and the company’s ‘Make A Difference’ champion, is taking part in the event for the first time this year.
She said: “I have never done anything like this before and I am really looking forward to it.
“It will be a fun day with my colleagues and it’s great to be raising money for such an important charity.”
The team hopes to raise £5500 – beating last year’s total of £5300. All funds raised will go directly to CHAS to support the charity in the vital work it does providing hospice services for babies, children, young people and their families in Scotland.
Six members of the team – Sarah Thurston, Euan Glasgow, Moira Lyall, Steph Pratt, Derek Black and Ross Whittaker – are cycling 40 miles before the remaining nine people – Louise McLachlan, Jennifer Lowry, Michelle Hardie, Carly Thomson, Jodie Harrison, Angela Robins, Sharon Bowman, Chris Duff and Louise Laing – join them for the 18-mile hike.
Angela Robins, head of finance & IT, said: “For a few of us this is the first time we’ve ever taken part in anything like this. Building towards this goal has really helped me get a lot fitter and I have really enjoyed it.
“CHAS is a fantastic charity and it makes undertaking this challenge all the more special. I hope we manage to raise a lot of money for them.”
Alana Maxwell, Chas outdoor events fundraiser, said: “We’re delighted Pagan Osborne is joining us at Beat the Borders again this year. They are fantastic supporters of CHAS and their enthusiasm for Beat the Borders helps to make it a great event.”
To support Pagan Osborne’s efforts visit www.justgiving.com/POBeatTheBorders.