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Station Garage SsangYong service manager tackles 54-mile chairity ‘Yomp’

Station Garage service manager Richard McCutcheon and his Cateran Yomp team mates

Station Garage service manager Richard McCutcheon has raised over £5,500 by taking on a gruelling 54-mile trek through the Scottish Highlands.

McCutcheon took on The Cateran Yomp (a military term for a long-distance march), marching 54 miles in 24 hours through the foothills of Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountains to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers Charity on June 5.

A member of the Atholl Highlanders, a Scottish ceremonial infantry regiment, McCutcheon was part of a team of three that rose to the challenge.

He said: “We’ve been working hard in preparation for the Cateran Yomp. One of the lads has lost two stones in training and during the last few months I personally have walked over 800-miles.

“It’s a tough challenge - the constant changes to elevation, the length of the challenge and its completion in the dark, was very, very tough but totally worthwhile to raise £5,500 for ABF The Soldiers Charity.”

Aberdeenshire-based Station Garage supported McCutcheon’s fund-raising march with the help of two additional crew members and a SsangYong Rexton SUV.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity, created to provide support for soldiers, past and present, and their families for life.

The organisation stands at the forefront of support for the Army family, and last year supported 60,000 people across 63 countries around the world.

As one of the largest funders in the sector, ABF award grants to individuals and families, and fund leading organisations that support soldiers, former soldiers, and their families. ABFs policy is to respond to individuals and families in need within 48 hours.

Station Garage is one of a number of former Mitsubishi Motors in the UK retailers to join the SsangYong franchise since the Japanese brand announced its exit from the UK.

During 2021 SsangYong attracted 20 new car dealers from the discontinued Mitsubishi Motors in the UK new car retail franchise, the latest being Blackshaws of Alnwick.

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