It’s been hot, hot, hot this week - but that's not deterred many in our industry from helping those in need through heroic charitable deeds.
We have another bumper bundle this week, all of which contacted us on firstname.lastname@example.org to show the industry what they are doing and get a little extra support into the bargain.
On with the show…
Overgate Hospice: Over 1,700 people flocked to Saville Park in Halifax to take part in the Overgate Hospice Colour Run to raise money for the Elland-based Hospice.
The Ryder & Dutton agency team included Kirsty Murgatroyd, Nikki Wall, Ruth Dickson, Matthew Barrett, David Yates, Kris Street and Directors Lee Whitehead, James Roberts, James Ebden, all of whom took part in the 5k run whilst being blasted with colour at the various colour stations throughout the course.
“We would like to thank everyone that has donated so far and we are delighted to have exceeded our target and raised £387 so far” says the team.
Fine & Country Foundation: Earlier this month Fine & Country welcomed around 3,500 people to watch teams battle it out to compete for the eighth Fine & Country Gold Cup at Dallas Burston Polo Club.
Attendees donated their car parking fee to the Fine & Country Foundation, which is dedicated to fighting homelessness. In total the foundation raised over £5,000 in charitable donations.
Action Medical Research: A group of JLL’s finest athletes undertook The Plod Midnight Trek across the unforgiving terrain of the South Downs in aid of this children’s charity.
Setting off at midnight the group of 14 – plus Milo the Siberian husky – tackled a 40 mile walk in both darkness and near 30 degree heat, with only a few brief stops to catch a breath and change the odd plaster. A few angry cows and the odd hankie moment here and there and the team were proudly waved across the line at 2:30pm, completing a gruelling 14 and a half hour challenge and raising just over £3,600 for charity.
If you would like to read more about their challenge, or donate to Action Medical Research, please visit: https://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/jll
MacMillan Cancer Support: McCartneys agency team took on Snowdon (and bad weather) in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
The day started well when the team of 11 met at the top of Llanberis Pass to start their walk on the track known as Pygg Path that leads to the summit. This is a reasonably challenging walk including established paths and rock embankments but the team took it in their stride until the mist and rain started after about an hour.
The walk became increasingly more challenging for this group of novice walkers, but the desire to achieve their goal and raise money for charity drove everyone forward. They reached the summit after about three hours when visibility was down to 10 metres.
The exhausted team enjoyed a warm drink in the café at the top of Snowdon before embarking on the two hour walk back down to civilisation.
You can donate here: www.justgiving.com/McCartneys-Climb-Snowdon
Fine & Country Foundation: Father and son estate agents, Sean and Tyler Newman, have successfully completed the Frankfurt Ironman to raise money for the Fine & Country Foundation, a charity set up to help the homeless.
The Ironman comprises of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a gruelling 26 mile run with a time limit of 15 hours.
Tyler, 19, says: “It’s taken months on training to get the required level of fitness and I am pleased my finishing time of 13 hours and 27 minutes.”
They've raised £1,580 which will go to a Rugby homeless charity, Hope4. The charity aims to relieve poverty among homeless people and works to prevent homelessness. They do this by running a day centre, a food bank and working with agencies that help the homeless.
Tyler works for Fine & Country in Coventry and Sean works for Fine & Country in Rugby. They've both been supporters of the foundation by taking part in a number of fundraising events including sleeping out rough, climbing Kilimanjaro and driving a three-wheel rickshaw 3000 miles across India.