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2012 is ‘One Big Year’ for Birmingham-based Jones Lang LaSalle surveyor

London, 20th January 2012 – Mike Needham, a surveyor in Jones Lang LaSalle’sBirmingham Lease Advisory team has created One Big Year, an independent fundraising initiative, which will see him complete a series of gruelling endurance events throughout 2012 with a fundraising target of £30,000 for Meningitis Research.

Commenting on his upcoming challenge, Mike Needham said; “I am really looking forward to the year ahead and strongly believe that the more money and awareness that people can raise, the less hardship people will suffer at the hands of meningitis.”

Ian Cornock, head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Birmingham office, added; “We fully support Mike in his endeavour.  I’m sure Mike’s determination, commitment and passion will ensure that he succeeds in meeting his fund-raising target.”

Mike’s challenge launches on Sunday 29 January 2012, when he will take part in the world-renowned Tough Guy challenge in Wolverhampton.  Over the coming months Mike will also participate in the Edinburgh Marathon, Ironman Wales, the Cotswold Way 102 mile run, English Channel pool swim and Brooks HellRunner, a 10 to 12 mile off-road test.

If you would like to donate to One Big Year, please visit or if you would like to donate for Tough Guy, Mike’s opening event, please visit