Savills team to travel the length of the country
for Countryside Learning
Team to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats through various means
On Tuesday 28 May, 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
Fri 5 Jul – Thurs 11 Jul
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