Savills exceed their £30,000 fundraising target, please click to read more

The wonderful Savills team have exceeded their £30,000
fundraising target doing LeJOG and raised £33,000 for Countryside Learning.
A very big thankyou to everyone involved.

 

Savills team now travelling the length of the country
for Countryside Learning

Team travelling from Land’s End to John O’Groats through various means

From Tuesday 28 May to Thursday 11 July, a team from Savills will embark on a journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, to raise money for Countryside Learning, a charity which aims to educate, inspire and inform children to enjoy and appreciate the countryside.

To sponsor the Savills team, visit http://www.justgiving.com/SavillsLeJog

Countryside Learning’s Chief Executive,
Gary Richardson was there for the start…

“It is such a privilege to be here at the start of this amazing journey which will do so much to raise the issue of countryside learning and  indeed raise much needed fund which will allow us to get kids out of the classroom and into the British countryside.

If the rest of the Savills teams have as much enthusiasm as these guys in the South West I am sure they will have a great deal of fun on the way!”

Photographs at the start of Leg 1

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Article from This is Cornwall here 

Article from This is Devon here

 The Salisbury Team in Leg 2 about to start

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Article in the Farmers Weekly 19th June

 

Surprise visitors to the Garrowby Estate’s school open day in Yorkshire! Lord Halifax greeted 180 school children to a countryside day whilst Gary Richardson CEO of Countryside Learning met with Ben Norton-Smith & Isabelle Cooper (and their horses) of Savills as they rode through on part of Savills LeJog fundraising event. A wonderful day was had by all!
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 LeJOG reaches Alnwick in Northumberland and the most appropriate mode of transport at Alnwick Castle where Harry Potter was filmed was of course the broom stick!

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From Tuesday 28 May to Thursday 11 July, a team from Savills will embark on a journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, to raise money for Countryside Learning, a charity which aims to educate, inspire and inform children to enjoy and appreciate the countryside.

 The Savills team will exercise various means of travel, from walking and cycling through to swimming, riding and kayaking up through the British Isles. Participants will operate a relay with each group completing a leg then passing the baton to their colleagues in the next region. 

 Along the way, the team will be passing through a number of  country estates, meeting prominent local rural businesses and visiting schools along the route.

 Paul Cressy of Savills’ south west rural team, who is taking part in the first leg of the journey comments, “This is a huge challenge for us both physically and logistically, but one we are excited and proud to be involved with.  Countryside Learning is an organisation which is very close to our hearts – we spend much of our working week out in the countryside and it is something I fear we take for granted.  Countryside Learning expands access to the countryside for children from some of the most disadvantaged sectors of society in both rural and urban communities and we are delighted to be able to offer our support.”

 Gary Richardson, Chief Executive of Countryside Learning adds, “Voluntary income is vital to secure the work of Countryside Learning so this kind of fundraising is fundamental to our work.

 “Countryside Learning is more than just an organisation that offers children a day out. We offer all our stakeholders the chance to communicate with each other. We offer socially excluded rural communities and small businesses the chance to find new sources of income and continue their vital role in managing our countryside. We offer urban children the opportunity to experience what else life has to offer them and their families.

 “We extend our thanks to all the staff at Savills who have organised this challenge and we wish them all the very best on their journey.”

 To sponsor the Savills team, visit http://www.justgiving.com/SavillsLeJog

Leg 1 SW (Lands End-Truro-Exeter-Lyme Regis)
Tues 28 May – Tues 4 June

Leg 2 South (Lyme Regis-Salisbury-Winchester-Newbury)
Tues 4 June – Wed 12 June

Leg 3 West (Newbury-Oxford-Southill)
Thurs 13 June – Tues 18 June

Leg 4 East (Southill-Lincoln-York)
Tues 18 June – Wed 26 June

Leg 5 North (York-Edinburgh)
Thurs 27 June – Fri 5 July

Leg 6 Scotland (Edinburgh-Glasgow-Fort William
-Inverness-John-o-Groats)
Fri 5 Jul – Thurs 11 Jul

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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.

Visit our website www.savills.co.uk