27 Oct 2016
I’m a trustee of LandAid, the property industry charity, which helps protect young people on the streets, providing accommodation and training and tackling the root causes of homelessness.
I plug the charity whenever I can, for which I offer no apology...
Colleagues at British Land could be forgiven for getting fed up with me – but they don’t. Instead, they get behind the annual LandAid Day year in, year out, hosting a range of fundraising activities. Thank you to a great bunch of people – you make British Land a great place to work.
Seeing colleagues putting their hearts (and wallets) into raising money for young homeless people each year gives a great view into the spirit of the British Land team.
On 13 October, LandAid Day 2016, the fancy dress costumes with a ‘Future’ theme were as inventive as ever, and there were lots of other creative fundraising activities.
250 British Land staff raised over £4,000, which British Land has once again matched, putting our grand total above £8,000. A great result, which will help LandAid turn empty properties into safe accommodation for young people with nowhere to call home and offer training and employment in construction skills.
Huge thanks to everyone involved, to the British Land LandAid Day Committee and catering team for all their time and effort, and to all the businesses who donated prizes. It was a great event.
Well done also to our Broadgate team, who once again got behind LandAid Day with activities across the campus, following their support for the London TowerAthlon, hosted at The Broadgate Tower earlier in the year.
Over 200 people took part in this endurance event with a difference, run by LandAid and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors – sprinting, abseiling and cycling their way to raising £40,000 for LandAid. And the Broadgate team was on hand to help make it all go smoothly.
I feel proud to be part of such a fantastic team – here at our Head Office and at our places.
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Brave property professionals preparing for the London TowerAthlon at Broadgate.
My son and I cycled 100 miles to raise nearly £18,000 for LandAid in July 2016.
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