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This is the Year of Charlie House 

If you would like to show your support and donate to Charlie House we have a Just Giving page which details the many and varied events that will take place over the coming year to raise funds for their Big Build Appeal.  

No sooner had Liz completed her 'Summer of Running' winter came knocking on the door!

October's Charlie House event was the Stronachs annual 'spooky-inspired' Halloween Bake Sale and as is always the case our very own bakers did not let us down.  

 Bake Sale


And just as the summer appears to be over, Liz Stewart will be pulling on her trainers once again to complete her 'Summer of Running'.  With 100K already under her belt, on Saturday Liz will be undertaking The Causeway Extreme Half Marathon.  

To quote event information on the website  ‘’ there is a large portion of this route which is on a CLIFF PATH and EXTREME CAUTION should be taken whilst running along it. • FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH."  However, on a more positive note the route will take her past a number of iconic locations used in the filming of Game of Thrones - so we guess it must be a spectacular setting.  

This is an incredible way to finish off Liz's sterling efforts this summer, if you would like to support Liz with her final push to raise funds for Charlie House -

Well done Liz ... and for the final time ... Keep on Running!

LS final push 


After the exertions of Ride the North and The Great Run it's time to slow it down a little. (Well done to all those who took part in both events - even just a week later it's hard to imagine that it was in the high 20s and glorious sunshine!

Friday 6 September will see the return of Tea in the Park ... not the three-day music festival but a marvellous party held in the Park Cafe at Hazelhead.

Bubbles, dainty delicacies, good company and entertainment will be the order of the day, with raffles and an auction adding funds to the Big Build for Charlie House.  

We look forward to seeing you there.


It is August, so for Stronachs that means one thing ... Ride the North

Therefore it is time to introduce some of Team Stronachs, whose focus will be on the pedal.

Duncan, who for a couple of years has been on the ‘other side’ turning out as a support rider, is back in the fold and will join Colin, another ‘old hand’ who can boast a serious number of Ride the North jerseys. 

The smart money is on Duncan leisurely pedalling his way round the very scenic route, possibly with a pair of Crocs tucked away in his saddle bag, for those moments of comfort during the lunch stops.  Colin on the other hand is known for making the miles and hills between coffee stops disappear in a matter of minutes and arriving at each stop fresh as a daisy, as if the whole thing is downhill.   

This will be Jonathan’s second appearance in the team (he has blanked out the wind and rain of last year) and apparently thinks a sensible game plan is to aim for somewhere down the ‘middle path’ of the two stalwarts of the event.  Not too slow, not too quick … steady as you go.   

Liane and Kerry, both also survivors of ‘2018’, have obviously forgotten muttering “never again” repeatedly for the whole of last September and are back and smiling at the thought of another weekend of cycling, cakes, hills, cakes, sore legs, cakes, oh and more cakes! 

Indeed Kerry has been putting in some serious practice and recently held a most impressive bake sale in the office to raise funds for Charlie House … the quality and amount of bakes produced has us wondering if anyone has mentioned that she actually does have to do that ‘cycling part’ too?

And talking about fundraising, we’ve been told that Liane is looking at Suie and wondering if it will stand her in good stead when she takes on the Charlie House ascent of Machu Picchu later this year … really Liane, as if it could be as tough as Suie!

Their enthusiasm must be infectious as Emma of our Inverness office immediately signed up and although so far to some she may seem a bit of a dark horse, those who share an office with her are secretly grinning, as they are fully aware that she has previously ‘nipped over to Austria’ to take part in a triathlon not so very long ago. 

In line with the very best events, we do have a couple of ‘special guest appearances’, and this year we are delighted to welcome Simon and Tony who, we are sure, will slipstream nicely into Team Stronachs and undoubtedly be a huge asset. Be sure and bring your best banter gents, the team will need it!    

On a more serious note, Ride the North is a challenging, two-day, 173 mile cycle, the team are undertaking it to raise funds for a wonderful cause, Charlie House.  We salute and support you all.  


Liz Stewart, partner in our Commercial Property team, has taken on the challenge of completing 120 Km of competitive races over 6 months to raise funds for Charlie House, Stronachs' chosen charity for 2019.  The firm is delighted that Liz has chosen to take on this challenge as part of our fundraising efforts and everyone at Stronachs wish her all the best. 

On Sunday 7 July Liz will be easing her feet back into her running shoes as she takes on the Stonehaven Half Marathon - it doesn't look exactly flat! 

Good luck Liz.  

 Stonehaven LS

Update - 6 May 2019

With the Angus Half Marathon at Monikie Country Park and the Balmoral 10K in April under her belt, on 5 May Liz was joined by six colleagues from Stronachs to undertake the Baker Hughes 10K ... she was definitely still smiling at the end.

CH BHGE after

Balmoral 10K medal

Balmoral 10K LS

Angus Half Marathon - race stats

Liz Stewart MyWalk

Later in the year, Liz is also hoping to complete the Aberdeen City Half Marathon, Crathes Castle Half Marathon and The Causeway Extreme Half Marathon.

Good luck Liz ... and Keep on Running!



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