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Over £1,500 raised for charity as Ashdown Phillips colleagues take on a series of summer challenges

It’s been a sporty start to the summer for Ashdown Phillips, as colleagues across the company took part in a series of fundraising challenges for charity.

In June, we laced up our trainers to take part in the LandAid 10k, running or walking the distance to raise money to help LandAid in their mission to end youth homelessness. A team of brave cyclists have also just completed the ‘Tour de LandAid’, a cycling challenge that runs alongside the famous race through France, where teams compete to keep up with the professionals across the different stages of the tour.

Together, the two events raised over £800 for LandAid, a fantastic result that will help the charity to continue their incredible work supporting young people and taking our fundraising total for the charity this year to £9,896.

For those that weren’t already tired out from the 10k and cycle, we also took part in a long walk across London to raise money for three charities chosen by Ashdown Phillips staff; Macmillan Cancer Support, Mind and the RSPCA. On July 1st, two teams set out on either a half or full marathon across the capital, starting at Greenwich and ending at Putney (for those doing the full 26.2 miles). It was tough going at points, but our teams kept each other motivated as they trekked across the city, taking in iconic sights such as the Shard, the London Eye and several of the beautiful Royal Parks

Despite some painful blisters and sore legs the next day, it was all worth it to have raised a brilliant £900 to be split between our chosen charities

Well done to all who took part, and a huge thank you to everyone who kindly donated to support the charities.