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Property industry to step it up in October

Tom Gellatly | 03.07.19

LandAid’s Steptober challenge is returning for a second year, with registration opening on Tuesday 16 July. The industry-wide challenge, powered by powered by M7 Real Estate, will see over 500 property professional stepping to end youth homelessness for LandAid, the property industry charity, throughout the month of October. The event will be kicked off by around the world themed activities across the UK on LandAid Day on 1 October.

Registration for this year’s event will open at midday on Tuesday 16 July. To find out more please visit www.landaid.org/events/steptober where you can register your interest. The challenge sees teams of four competing to take the most steps throughout the month of October, taking on the rest of the industry. Registration is £200 per team, with a £300 fundraising target, or there is the option to pay the full £500.

LandAid is inviting companies to kick off their steps on LandAid Day, 1 October. This years’ theme is “Around the World” as LandAid starts the challenge to walk around the world four times during October, beating last year’s three and a half times. For more information on LandAid Day visit www.landaid.org/events/landaid-day

Last year’s event raised £132,914.67  and saw 500 property professionals from 50 companies taking part , including the #4CEOs4Steptober team, featuring David Atkins of Hammerson, Chris Grigg of British Land, Robert Noel of Landsec and David Sleath of SEGRO who raised a staggering £45,000.

Paul Morrish, Chief Executive, LandAid: “We can’t wait for another great Steptober, which is set to be bigger and better with our new sponsor M7 Real Estate. Last years’ event saw over 500 property professionals stepping to end youth homelessness and walking the equivalent of three and a half times around the world. This year we want to see even more of the industry taking part and why not kick it all off on LandAid Day on 1 October with an around the world themed activity in your office. Make sure you register your interest today.”

Richard Croft, Chief Executive, M7 Real Estate: “M7 are proud to support LandAid in their tireless work to end youth homelessness in the UK. In particular, Steptober represents a fantastic opportunity for the property industry to unite through fitness, to raise vital funds which will help give young people facing homelessness a brighter future.”