In 2013, the Savills Rural business often gamely supported by other office colleagues undertook a six-week fundraising exercise in aid of Countryside Learning, for which staff travelled in a relay format from Lands End to John O’Groats via a variety of non-motorised means and raised a fantastic £33,000.
This year they have decided to take on another fundraising event – the Countryside Learning Challenge.
Taking place during the week commencing 14th September, the aim is for different geographical regions of Savills to attempt to cover 5,000 miles during the course of the week, via non-motorised means. Along the way, they are being encouraged to visit clients and contacts, as well as hopefully persuading some of them to participate in relevant activities.
The event will finish on Friday 18th September culminating with a team from each of the regions cycling into London to meet at the Company headquarters in Margaret Street.
How much do they want to raise?
Their aim is to raise a considerable sum of money to support us and they’ve set themselves an ambitious target – to raise (including Gift Aid) £100,000.
Savills Countryside Learning Bake Off
Ahead of the national Countryside Learning Challenge, the Salisbury Team held a bake off in early September which included tractors, bumblebees and pigs among the countryside-themed bakes.
Zoe Johnson came first with her farm-themed chocolate cake with Poppy Langdon-Down coming a close second with her lime and coconut tractor cake.
Savills York to do 55 mile bike ride
To sponsor the Savills teams please visit the relevant pages
Mind over Mudder
Earlier this year we are delighted to inform you that the Savills “Mind over Mudder” team took part in the Ice Breaker Challenge on 15th February at Eastnore Castle, Herefordshire and raised almost £2,000.
The Ice Breaker Challenge, a severe winter duathlon, included a 10 km mud run over the Landrover off road testing tracks, followed by a 20 km mountain bike course and then to finish them off, a 3 km run around the lake.
A very big thank you to all involved.
Savills is delighted to be supporting Countryside Learning. Savills has a deep rooted history as a rural business being founded over 150 years ago and is committed to supporting the lives and objectives of our rural clients.
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