Golden Charter staff gear up to celebrate charity partnership and reach the million pound mark

Staff at Golden Charter, the UK’s leading pre-paid funeral plan provider, are gearing up to cycle, run or walk 21km around Loch Katrine to celebrate 21 years supporting the Woodland Trust.

The company has helped plant over 300,000 trees across the UK - equivalent to woodland the size of 250 Hampden Park football pitches!

21 years ago Golden Charter decided to make a donation to the Woodland Trust and this year total donations will reach just over £994,000. It is hoped sponsorship for the celebratory event will take the total beyond £1million. 

Golden Charter Chief Executive Ronnie Wayte and Woodland Trust Scotland Director Carol Evans met at Loch Katrine to check out the route on penny farthing cycles.

“Golden Charter has been in partnership with the Woodland Trust since 1995,” said Ronnie. “To celebrate this amazing milestone, we are hosting the Golden Challenge on Saturday 3 September, a joint charity event where staff are challenged to trek, run, or pedal 21km around Loch Katrine.

“The event is already shaping up to be a great day out with a voyage on the Steamship Sir Walter Scott, a delicious barbeque and the services of professional massage therapists to soothe weary limbs.

“We are immensely proud of the contribution we’ve made towards supporting the work of the Woodland Trust over the years but this year we’re aiming to raise £21,000 from this event, which will take the total raised to over £1M.”

Carol Evans said;” We are very grateful for the marvellous support we have received from Golden Charter over all these years. We value everyone who supports our work but there is particular satisfaction when a single donation blossoms into a long-running relationship like this. Golden Charter are a terrific group of people to work with and we hope everyone enjoys their day at Loch Katrine.”

If you would like to donate, visit the Golden Challenge Just Giving page by visiting