This September, it will be one year since the launch of The Courtyard Project! In this time we've managed to raise over £300,000! This is an amazing milestone in reaching the £1.5 million needed to complete the development. We are very grateful to the people who have been part of this next chapter in the Abernethy story so far; we couldn’t have got to this point without your incredible support.
To mark the one year anniversary, we are launching “Adventure September” – a month of taking up challenges, facing fears and venturing out on intrepid journeys. You are invited to join us in our quest to see if together we can raise £15,000 during the month of September!
Live the adventure – Pick a challenge!
At Abernethy, we are passionate about living life to the full and sharing outdoor adventures. We’d love to take this opportunity to encourage you to join us in our mission this September. You could take part in an organised event, or why not create an adventure of your own, with your family or with friends. (See below for some ideas).
Give the adventure – Get sponsored or sponsor someone else.
Whether you raise £5 or £5000, we really appreciate any money that you manage to raise towards enabling The Courtyard Project. All donations will go into this new opportunity at our Nethybridge centre, providing a more accessible site and an improved experience for our guests and staff. The Courtyard will be used to give more young people and adults the opportunity to benefit from Abernethy adventures for generations to come.
For those who are not able to be sponsored themselves, you might like to sponsor someone else who is taking on a challenge. Whether it is one of our team members, or someone else that you know, your support will be a great encouragement to them, and a blessing to our guests as we work to serve them through the vision of Abernethy.
Create your own challenge… Here’s just a few ideas.
Join an organised event:
You can create a MyDonate page to help raise money online for your Adventure September challenge.
Here’s how to set up your page:
A team of 4 are going to be completing this 105 mile crossing of the Scottish Highlands for The Courtyard Project. Two instructors from Nethybridge, alongside two ex-staff, will run, cycle and kayak from Nairn, along Loch Ness, past Fort William to Glencoe.
Phil Simpson, Abernethy CEO, is preparing for the Tour O The Borders. From Phil himself:
"Abernethy is a brilliant charity that has a positive impact and enriches the lives of young people. To help fundraise for more of Abernethy, for more people, for many more years, I am doing a sponsored bike ride of 120k/74 miles and 1,430m/4,691ft of ascent on closed roads. To say I am challenged by the thought is an understatement. Never having done anything like this I have been training all year and hope to be ready on 3rd September. It’s a good cause – please sponsor me: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/philsimpson1"
Donald Walker, Minister at Abernethy Parish Church will be taking part in the 5 Ferry challenge (4 cycle sections, 5 ferry crossings around Scotland).
Nethybridge Open Day
On Sunday 10th September, Abernethy Nethybridge will be hosting their annual open day! Come and have a look around the centre, see the plans for The Courtyard Project and try your hand at some of the adventure activities we have onsite. There'll be a BBQ, afternoon tea, and some delicious home baking. Running between 12.30 to 4.30pm, it'll be a great afternoon out for all the family!
The centre is near the Nethybridge golf course, there will be signs to point you in the right direction. The address is: Abernethy Trust, Nethybridge, PH25 3ED