Knight Frank managers raise £20,000 from relay challenge

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Fundraisers hope to hit the £20,000 mark after a gruelling 160-mile London to Dorset challenge.

The 15-strong team from Knight Frank Investment Management (KFIM), braved driving wind and rain on the epic run and cycle to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

Proceeds will be split between the Chesil Sailing Trust (CST), based at the academy – and the disability charity Sense.

The team smashed their initial £10,000 target, aiming to double it by the time fundraising closes.

They cycled from London before grabbing a few hours’ sleep and then hitting the road again at 3.30am. Five hours later they met runners for the final 15 miles along the coast.

Kevin Aitchison, Chief Executive KFIM, said, “The weather was absolutely shocking, especially for the cyclists but it was all worth it in aid of two great charities.”

The welcoming committee included Portland Mayor Susan Cocking and CST trustees. John Tweed, Chairman of the Chesil Sailing Trust, said, “The team braved atrocious weather conditions to raise a magnificent amount of money.

“Every penny will be spent to give young, disadvantaged and disabled people the chance to get out on to the water.”

Naeman Symonds-Baig, corporate partnerships manager at Sense, added, “Our congratulations and thanks to all at Knight Frank Investment Management for doing something so incredible.”

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