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12th Nov

2013

Great British Property Cycle

Estate Agents cycle 3,000 miles, raising over £26,000 for charity

Estate agents across the UK dusted off their bikes and took to the roads to cycle a total of 3,000 miles, raising in excess of £26,000 for charity.

The event, The Great British Property Cycle, was organised by the Estate Agency Foundation. Over 150 agents from branches as far north as Inverness and as far South as Ilfracombe participated in the event in September. The cycle rides are the most popular in the fundraising calendar.

Following the success of the event last year, a new band of agents got involved and participated in a wide range of events from 100 mile cross country marathons to the safer option of static rides, cycling to work for a week and even taking scenic tours of the countryside.

Money raised goes to the Estate Agency Foundation’s supported charities including Centre Point, Thames Reach and Hope4 which all share the Foundation’s charitable aim of combatting the causes of homelessness.

Bill McClintock, Chairman at the Estate Agency Foundation, commented: “It was uplifting to see estate agents out in force raising money for a major issue faced by all communities in the UK – homelessness. Participation came in many guises this year and from both the bigger players and independent agents. As branches were able to organise their own bespoke events all abilities were able to take part. Possession of a wardrobe full of lycra was certainly not a prerequisite and people were able to raise money while having fun with colleagues, friends and family.

“The 3,000 miles cycled and £26,000 raised is a fantastic accolade to all those who took part. We hope to get even more people involved next year and establish the event as the key fundraiser in our calendar. These results are the perfect foundation on which to start instigating key changes to the Estate Agency Foundation which will come to fruition next year – watch this space.”

The next major Estate Agency Foundation event is The Great British Property Christmas Cake Bake which entails baking festive treats to be sold in the office to both staff and clients during a number of coffee mornings throughout December.

If you are an agent interested in participating more information and sign up instructions can be found here: http://www.eafcharity.org/christmascakebake.html”

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Issued on behalf of the Estate Agency Foundation (EAF). For further press information, please contact Neil Mackwood or Jamie Till at The Wriglesworth Consultancy on n.mackwood@wriglesworth.com / j.till@wriglesworth.com or 020 7427 1400

About The Great British Property Cycle

The Great British Property Cycle was sponsored by:

  • Brief Your Market (lead sponsor)
  • The Property Academy (lead sponsor)
  • ARLA
  • NAEA
  • My Home Move
  • My Deposit
  • The Property Obmudsman

Estate agents participating included:

  • Andrews
  • Davis Tate
  • Jupix
  • Laursitons
  • Reeds Raines
  • Legal4Landlords
  • LSL
  • Maitlands
  • Ravensworth
  • Stags
  • Town & Country
  • Lenwell Property Services
  • Webbers
  • Your Move

About the Estate Agency Foundation

The Estate Agency Foundation was launched in November 2007. EAF was set up with the following objectives:

  • The Estate Agency Foundation (EAF) is dedicated to help eliminate the causes of homelessness
  • The EAF brings together the whole Estate Agency industry to contribute to a major issue faced by all communities in the UK
  • The EAF will raise funds from member agents activities which will be distributed to established and recognised charities who work in relevant fields

Supported charities for 2013

  • Thames Reach
  • Centrepoint
  • Trinity Winchester
  • Hope4
  • Doncaster Housing for Young People
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