Three cheers for the three members of Team PEP who swam, cycled and ran
PEP took a team to the charity Property Triathlon organised by JLL in August and they did themselves proud.
The three amigos entered the male relay, with James Chequer, Associate, swimming, James Perez, Senior Transport Planner, cycling and Will Nelson, Transport Planner, running.
They might not have challenged the leaders, but the team came a highly respectable 82 out of 221 overall entrants, and 33rd out of 54 male relay teams. Their finishing time was 01hr 24m 13s.
The Triathlon took place at Dorney Lake in Eton, Berkshire, where 30 medal events were held for the London Olympics in 2012. No pressure then!
As well as being a great opportunity to be part of a Property community event again after such a long time, it also enabled PEP to donate to the event’s charity partner, Crisis. Together, all the participants raised £193,036.78 for the homeless charity.
As John Sparkes, Crisis CEO, explained in a statement to JLL: “While the temporary measures brought in at the beginning of the pandemic provided some short-term relief, right now, over 200,000 people are still experiencing the worst forms of homelessness such as sleeping on our streets, sofa surfing or living in unsuitable temporary accommodation like B&Bs. Many more people are also at risk of being pushed into homelessness by financial pressures again caused by the pandemic.
“These generous donations will go towards our year-round work helping people across the UK by providing them with a range of services including support with housing, employment, training and healthcare.”
James Chequer added: “We’d like to thank JLL for organising the event, now in its 14th year. It was great fun and well organised. Our lockdown training was put to good use, and we may even enter again next year!
“As a consultancy that works extensively in the property sector it is important that we play our part in addressing the homelessness crisis in the UK. We look forward to supporting the charity again in the future.”