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Property professionals step up a gear

for the fourth Jones Lang LaSalle Charitable Classic and Sports Car Reliability Run

​Birmingham, 17 September 2013 – A record plus forty cars owned by property professionals from across the region entered the fourth Jones Lang LaSalle Charitable Classic and Sports Car Reliability Run, raising money for The Royal British Legion.
The annual event which started at Rybrook’s Specialist Cars site in Hockley Heath and went through the Cotswolds to the Castle Combe Circuit and back to the The Boot in Lapworth was supported by key figures from the property world, including  Blue Marble, Nurton Developments and Barberry. The event this year took an added twist of giving drivers the opportunity of undertaking Castle Combe Racing Circuit, kindly sponsored by EOS Interiors.

Organised by the Birmingham offices of Jones Lang LaSalle, Nigel Simkin from the planning and development team said:

“Last year we raised approximately £2,500 and this year we are already on target to raise approximately £4,000 due to the number of people taking part.  Clearly word has spread about the event and perhaps the property industry is feeling in a more optimistic mood as the market looks to be turning a corner. "

Peter Hemus from Rybrook who also took part and once again kindly provided the meeting point and bacon sandwiches said:

"The event is a natural fit for Rybrook and as a car enthusiast myself it's great to see the range of classic cars which turn out for the event.  It's a fantastic day, first class cause and an event which we hope to be supporting in future years."

The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Brown from the Birmingham Forward branch of the The Royal British Legion added: “We are delighted for the continued support from Jones Lang LaSalle.  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.”​