Chartered surveyors raise thousands for charity


A team of 25 staff from Sanderson Weatherall’s six UK offices has completed a three-day cycle challenge in aid of children’s charity, Barnardo’s.

Travelling across Scotland from Inverness to Drymen, the group covered 200 miles cross-country to raise in excess of £5,350 for the charity.

Partner Bob Fletcher, from its Newcastle office, said: “Each year a team from our firm undertakes a cycle challenge to raise money for charity. This year was the biggest group we’ve ever had and together we tackled what was a pretty challenging route across the stunning Scottish countryside.

“We have to-date raised more than £5,350 on behalf of Barnardo’s. I’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone that has supported our team this year and a massive well done to all who took part!”

Taking part this year was Sarah Oakland, Neil Leech, Kathy Nicholas, Richard Dunn, Corinne Lee, David Haugh, Tom Goode, Robert Wilkinson, Adam Burkinshaw, Adam O’Neale, Michael Greenbank, Nick Heap, Simon Heather, Aidan King, Kate Twizell, Dan Brown, Liz McLoughlin, George Penrice, Will Price, Lee Sanderson, Richard Scott, Kenny Hiles, Richard Farr, Andrew Wilkinson and Bob Fletcher.

In the last three years, the firm has raised more than £12,000 through its annual cycle challenge events. In 2011, 20 volunteers travelled from London to Paris while in 2010, a group of 16 completed the Way of the Roses cycle route in aid of charity.

Earlier this year, the firm was named the ‘leading property adviser in Yorkshire and the North East’ for an eighth consecutive year at the Estates Gazette Regional Awards 2012. This was followed by the launch of its sixth UK office in Bristol