Craig McWilliam, Executive Director, London Estate at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, is preparing to take on a vertigo-inducing abseil from the roof of the 539ft Broadgate Tower on Friday, 18 September. Craig said: “I’m absolutely terrified about having to do this abseil; however, LandAid is a great cause, so it is worth it. The property industry has an obligation to support those in need, especially disadvantaged young people, so I encourage people to give generously."
Other notable names in property braving the charity challenge include Nigel Bosworth, Managing Director of Chainbow, who is running 877 steps up the skyscraper, and Mark Heighton, Head of Real Estate at CMS Cameron McKenna and Colin Rees-Smith, Director of Healthcare at Savills who are each facing the cycling element of the event.
The London TowerAthlon, now in its second year, takes place on Friday 18 September and is being sponsored by Savills. In teams of three, competitors will face a 10 minute static cycle, an 877-stair tower run and a 539ft abseil.
Organisers LandAid and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors aim to raise £60,000. Donate here.
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Notes to Editors
LandAid works to improve the lives of children and young people in the UK who experience disadvantage due to their economic or social circumstances. As a charitable foundation supported by the property industry, LandAid finds ways to apply the generosity and expertise of the industry to this cause. www.landaid.org.
About Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland is part of the Grosvenor Group.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland’s mission is to create and recreate inspiring places and neighbourhoods, delivering value for customers, shareholders and co-investors with its place-making expertise.
It owns, develops and manages a diverse property portfolio in cities across Britain and Ireland. Business units are focused on its London estate, comprising 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia in the heart of the UK’s capital, and developments elsewhere in London, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton.
As at 31 December 2014, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland had £5.2bn of assets under management.