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Property professionals accelerate funds for Royal British Legion

In the third Jones Lang LaSalle Charitable Classic and Sports Car Reliability Run

Birmingham, 15 September 2012 – The Midland offices of Jones Lang LaSalle have joined forces with commercial property professionals from across the region for the third Charitable Classic and Sports Car Reliability Run, raising money for The Royal British Legion.

Nearly 40 cars signed up for the annual event which started with bacon sandwiches at Rybrook’s Hockley Heath site, home to their Mclaren Birmingham, Rolls-Royce Birmingham and Rybrook Specialist Cars dealerships, and travelled  220 miles through the Brecon Beacons, ending up at the Boot in Lapworth.

Steve Massey from London & Cambridge Properties, Richard Smith from Opus Land and Dean Whittaker from Pricewaterhouse Coopers were amongst some of the names taking part. 

Co-Organiser, Gethin Chislett from Jones Lang LaSalle said “We raised £2,500 last year for the Royal British Legion and people had such a good time, the reliability run has become an annual fixture which everyone looks forward to. Once again we got a fantastic turn out and have so far raised over £2,000 with cheques still coming in.  Remarkably the weather was sunny and settled, so we weren’t battling through rain which was an added bonus.”

Rybrook has also offered further support to the event through the McLaren, Rolls-Royce and Specialist Cars site in Hockley Heath by hosting the start and providing breakfast.

Peter Hemus from Rybrook said: “  Rybrook were delighted to host breakfast for the Reliability Run. It’s a fantastic day out with a wide variety of classic sports cars and raises some much needed money for a very worthwhile cause. We hope that we can be part of the event again next year.

Russell Thompson, director of National Events and Fundraising,
The Royal British Legion added: “We are delighted for the continued support from Jones Lang LaSalle.  So far they have donated £7,500 to us.  The Royal British Legion spends around £200,000 a day supporting our servicemen and women and their families. The money raised from this event is a vital contribution towards ensuring our work can go on as it has done for the last 90 years.”

Other names from the city taking part in the this year’s Charitable Classic and Sports Car Reliability Run included London & Cambridge Properties, Opus Land, Mills & Reeve, Begbies Traynor and Cooper Parry.