Cushman & Wakefield’s London Markets team successfully completed its epic 7 Towers in 7 Hours charity challenge on Friday (20 September 2013).
The group powered its way up the stairs of seven of London’s most iconic towers without a hitch and at some pace, taking in Centre Point (660 steps), Tower 42 (940 steps), The Gherkin (1037 steps), Heron Tower (888 steps), City Tower (380 steps), Broadgate Tower (877 steps), and finishing with a final grueling accent up the 1057 step 1 Canada Square at 6pm. (A combined height of 1,129m and equivalent to climbing Big Ben 12 times or the vertical height of Snowdon).
Sir Stuart Lipton, who is leading the Gladesmore Community School project in his role as the Mayor’s Champion for Tottenham, came to congratulate the team at One Canada Square in the evening and to thank them for raising money the Gladesmore Success Lounge project. The new study centre will provide a safe environment for the students to complete class work, home work and to revise for exams and assessments outside of school hours.
The study centre building will have a large study space for around 100 students and will provide an outstanding environment for them to gain inspiration and foster a learning community atmosphere. During normal school hours the centre will be used as a teaching space for boosting students’ reading skills.
Digby Flower, head of London Markets at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “In particular, we thank the landlords of these iconic towers for making this challenge possible and we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our staff, family and friends, clients and the industry in general who have enabled us to smash our fund raising target.”
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Commenting on the challenge the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “This is an excellent cause which is helping to give young people in Tottenham the best start in life. I wish this intrepid team the very best of luck in their epic feat.”
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Ambassador Ledley King added: “It is great to hear about this fundraising effort in support of a school at the heart of Tottenham Hotspur’s local community. Gladesmore is a school that the Club has worked closely with through its Foundation and one that I have personally visited in the past. Anything that gives young people in our local community the best possible opportunity to learn and better themselves is something that Tottenham Hotspur is supportive of. We therefore wish the staff at Cushman & Wakefield all the best in their efforts to raise funds for the new study facility at Gladesmore Community School.”
SATW has helped change the lives of numerous disadvantaged young people through the funding and provision of a wide range of cultural and educational activities and through its close links with schools and colleges. In addition, it has helped deliver some significant one-off construction projects including a new secondary school in Miono, Tanzania, which opens this month and a new sports facility in the earthquake-damaged town of Abruzzo in Italy.
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