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Specialist land development and property consultancy raises £55,471 for three charities

Specialist land development and property consultancy raises £55,471 for three charities

Specialist land development and property consultancy, Mather Jamie has raised £55,471 on behalf of three local charities.

The fundraising campaign started in February 2021 as part of several planned activities to commemorate the company’s 30th anniversary. The original goal was to raise £30,000 which would be split equally between Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, LOROS and homeless charity OneRoof Leicester.

After a year of fundraising which involved many events organised by employees and with generous support from clients and professional contacts the final total being donated is £55,471.

Many unusual challenges were completed. Events included relay teams tackling the infamous Leicester Round – a walk of 100 miles through some of the best loved locations around the Leicestershire including, Foxton Locks, Bosworth Battlefield, and Burrough Hill. Alex Reid undertook an epic feat of cycling the equivalent of 13 of the highest peaks and best-known mountains around the world on his mountain bike. There was also a top gear style “bangers and cash’ race which culminated in drag racing bangers around the track at Prestwold Hall. Other activities included cake sales and curry luncheon clubs.

Mather Jamie also paid £5,000 to sponsor a rocket as part of the LOROS Rocket Round Leicester initiatives. The rocket was later auctioned off to raise even more money for LOROS.

Commenting on the achievement, Robert Cole, Mather Jamie Managing Director said, “When we embarked on this campaign our goal was to simply help our chosen charities through the most challenging period in all of our lives by fundraising. However, the more we came to understand the great work each does for their community, the more people embraced the campaign and wanted to get involved. Consequently, the grand total smashed our expectations. We are extremely grateful to our staff and to our clients for their support both financially and morally as now the charities will be able to deliver more vital services to those in need.”

The total raised online was £37,266 and this was topped up with many generous cheque payments from clients direct to Mather Jamie, as well as a donation of £15,000 from Mather Jamie themselves, bringing the overall total being donated to each charity to £18,490.

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