Stick your Oar in for the Great British Property Paddle

Stick your Oar in for the Great British Property Paddle

Agents Giving is calling on all agents to muster their paddle power for what is set to be the charity’s wettest event to date – The Great British Property Paddle.

Andrew Trantum of Embrace Mortgage Services, part of the LSL group, is set to kayak and canoe his way along all the waterways of Britain – in excess of 300 miles – to raise money for Agents Giving.

Andrew will not be going it alone and is calling on agents, housebuilders and suppliers to the property industry across the UK to pick up a paddle and join him for a stretch of the route and will make available equipment to anyone intrepid enough to get out on the water. No experience is necessary; all that is needed is the ability to swim. The idea is that everyone should aim to raise as much money in sponsorship as possible for good causes.

Companies across the UK can also sponsor one of nineteen ‘legs’ of the event or sponsor one of the three main kayaks. Rightmove is also supporting the event through the award of a significant grant to help cover set-up costs and has also branded one of the kayaks.  

Andrew Trantum said: “I was initially inspired by the scale of the Agents Giving annual event, The Great British Property Cycle, but having had two double knee operations I needed to look at another option and kayaking seemed to tick all the boxes.

I am thrilled to be able to lead the way on this first ever Great British Property Paddle, but I don’t want to be going it alone and invite other agents across the UK to pick up a paddle or to consider sponsoring this challenging and exciting event.”

Peter Knight, Chairman at Agents Giving, commented: “This is exactly the sort of innovative fundraising we want to encourage. Andrew has thought of something a little bit different that others can also contribute to in a variety of ways and to varying degrees of intensity.”

The aim is to paddle around 20 miles every day along a route which covers as much of the UK’s navigable waterways as possible to allow as much agent involvement as possible. Agents Giving is encouraging people to sign up now, with the event planned to take place in June 2015. After the event, on the 10th July, all participators and sponsors will be invited to a fundraising day at the Olympic 2012 venue, Lee Valley White-Water Park, in order to celebrate the achievements of the event and everyone taking part.

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