Four charities that support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds will each receive a £ 10,000 cash boost from a property services company Cushman and Wakefield.
MCR course, Think about the future, resurrect and In the University will benefit from the money raised by the agency’s very first national Make An Impact day on June 10.
At the center of the activities was the Sixth Annual Rob Worboys Challenge, with participants walking, running and biking in locations across the UK. The popular event was created in honor of Edinburgh agent Rob Worboys, who died suddenly at the age of 27 in 2016.
Over 400 people took part in the challenge spanning a staggering 8,000 miles – either competing in the Full Worboys which involved 3.5 hours of biking in the morning and 3.5 hours of walking or running in the afternoon or the Half Worboys which involved 3.5 hours of walking / running in the afternoon.
Participants were allowed to choose their location – some tackling the ambitious North Coast 500 route in the far north of Scotland while others took on the challenge in their local park. Before the pandemic, the event took place on the Isle of Arran.
Stuart Dorward, Scotland Manager for Cushman & Wakefield, said: “We are overwhelmed by the number of colleagues and over 100 clients who have taken the time in their lives to train and participate in the Rob Worboys Challenge and especially by all those people who have donated. We would like to say a big thank you to them and to Rob’s family and friends who have always played such an important role in supporting the day in his memory.
“Even though it was a virtual challenge for the second year in a row, it was just as competitive as in previous years with incredible performances.”
CMS “The High Fives”, followed by ACCA “The Fab Five”, then Cushman & Wakefield “Team Keyes”. CMS also led the field in the Half Worboys with ‘Team Hardie’, with joint 2nd places going to Cushman & Wakefield ‘Team Berryman’ and Cushman & Wakefield ‘Lease Advisory Mixed Team’. Outstanding performance awards were presented to Thibald Gerardin, Harry Abell, Andy Roberts and Gael Hardie.
Cushman & Wakefield employees also supported Make An Impact Day by volunteering for various organizations including the Canal & River Trust, the Marine Conservation Society, Keep Britain Tidy, The Conservation Volunteers and various schools. People also donated unwanted clothing, food, toiletries and computer equipment to support initiatives such as ComputerAid, St Mungo’s, Smart Works and The Trussel Trust.
Candice Matthews, UK Operations Director Cushman & Wakefield, said, “Thank you to everyone who participated in this special day and raised funds or donated to our four education and awareness charitable partners.
“So far including the matching funding we have raised around £ 40,000 which is fantastic. This money will help these charities continue their work to close the education and employment gap for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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