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Leeds

JLL helps to turn Yorkshire yellow to mark start of Le Grand Depart

£850 raised so far for Yorkshire Air Ambulance


Leeds, 30 June 2014 –With less than a week to go until the start of the world’s third largest sporting event– The Tour De France – JLL’s Leeds office has been helping to mark its arrival in Yorkshire by turning the region yellow!
 
JLL has joined a range of other businesses across Yorkshire in yellow themed fundraising activities to celebrate the start of the Grand Depart next weekend.  The campaign, which has been organised by the Yorkshire Evening Post, is aiming to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  So far, our Leeds team has raised £850 through yellow themed cake bake sales and activities including dress down days and a team walk in the Yorkshire Dales.  The campaign will culminate in a Wear it Yellow Day on Thursday 3rd July.
 
Elsewhere across Yorkshire, businesses and the wider community have embraced Tour De France fever.  Old yellow bicycles are proudly displayed in front of shops; phone boxes have been painted and bunting as well as tricolor flags and miniature jerseys are strung around villages and towns along the route.
 
Jeff Pearey, Lead Director, North East, said: “It was announced in December 2012 that Yorkshire had been selected to host the Tour's Grand Depart and now we are just a few days away from the the world's largest single sporting event starting in Leeds. 
 
“Regardless of whether you are interested in the race, The Grand Depart is set have positive effect on the regional economy and will raise the profile of Yorkshire across the globe.
 
“As well the Leeds office helping to raise  funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, it will also give everyone at JLL the chance to cheer on our sponsored athlete Geraint Thomas and some people will even be lucky enough to see him during the course of the race.”​