Jones Lang LaSalle raises over £200,000 for Samaritans in 7 months
Jones Lang LaSalle staff run, swim, cycle and bake to raise £200,097
Since January, Jones Lang LaSalle has helped to raise over £200,000 for Samaritans – 5 months ahead of their target!
A series of high profile sporting events open to the wider property industry has helped to generate funds and awareness of the charity’s work.
Events have included the annual Property Triathlon in May, which saw a record 2400 competitors, the JLL 5k run in Regent’s Park and a Cycle Sportive in the Chilterns.
There have also been plenty of treks, team cycling challenges, bake sales, furniture sales and individuals running for the London Marathon, Great North Run and Royal Parks Run.
Guy Grainger, UK Chief Executive of Jones Lang LaSalle, commented:
“I’m delighted with the success to date of our charity partnership with Samaritans. Working together we have achieved a great deal in 7 months, and there is much more to come during the remainder of 2013 and throughout 2014. Samaritans is a fantastic charity and in today’s world, with tougher work and economic pressures and more people needing emotional support, it is up to companies like us to support the fantastic work of our charity partner and ensure we leave a legacy for their future growth.
“It’s great to see the property industry embrace our events in the numbers and with the enthusiasm they have. I look forward to more fundraising action over the coming months.”
Samaritans Chief Executive, Catherine Johnstone added:
“I would like to thank and congratulate the staff at Jones Lang LaSalle for raising a fantastic sum of money for Samaritans. These kind donations will help our volunteers answer the 5,606,579 million calls for help we receive every year, from people struggling to cope.”