One of London’s long-established estate agents, Marsh & Parsons, has just completed a company-wide fundraiser that raised over £11,000 for their charity partner, Streets of London.
The 1856 Challenge, which took place last Friday, was made up of employees collectively travelling 1,856km – chosen to mark Marsh & Parsons’ conception in 1856 – either running or walking in order to reach the target to support the homeless charity.
Famous landmarks were passed, bridges were crossed and the city’s most beautiful parks were ran through.
Streets of London is a charity that funds specialist support for people who are homeless in London and raises awareness about homelessness. When Marsh & Parsons first partnered with the charity, they pledged to raise £25,000. The £11,000 raised from the 1856 Challenge has led them to achieve this milestone.
Patrick Littlemore, Chief Executive at Marsh & Parsons, said: “We couldn’t be happier with the amount raised for this worthy cause and I would like to thank everyone across the business for taking part. Homelessness is a huge problem in London and I am so proud of our people for rallying together to help tackle it, one run at a time! Our charity work is invaluable as it encourages teamwork and playful competitiveness among the offices – which is why we will always strive to raise funding and awareness for charities as important as Streets of London.”
Donations can still be made in branch or via the fundraising page: Virgin Money Giving | Marsh and Parsons – 1856 Challenge