Cushman & Wakefield takes part in charity Barcelona to Cannes Cycle Challenge 2008
7 Mar, 2008, Warsaw
Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate consultant, is one of the sponsors of the Barcelona to Cannes Cycle Challenge 2008. Two employees of C&W are taking part in this event: Michael Atwell, Partner and Head of Capital Markets Group for CEE based in Warsaw and PJ Thibault from the UK based Cross Border Team.
The idea of the cycle originated 2 years ago with a group of keen London cyclists from the property sector. One of the main goals is to raise money for charities connected with real estate. The cycle is linked to the biggest in Real Estate Event in Europe, the Global Real Estate Show in Cannes, MIPIM.
The Cycle Challenge starts on Friday 7th March and finishes on 11th of March to coincide with the official opening of MIPIM. There are a total of 15 cyclists, all from the real estate sector, competing in the Barcelona to Cannes event with a further 20 cyclists who will be cycling a longer route from Calais in Northern France. The Barcelona route takes 5 days and covers approximately 840 km with the longest days being up to 200km !
The event supports 4 main charity initiatives: LandAid - supporting projects connected with homeless, Architects for Aid – helping to build homes after disasters, Arquitectos sin Fronteras – activities supporting underdeveloped regions of the world, Fundation Vicente Ferrer – an organization helping to transform one of the poorest and neediest regions of India, Anantapur.
Both participants of the cycle from Cushman & Wakefield will also be supporting “Schools Around The World” foundation, raisings funds from individuals and companies. Schools Around The World is the social responsibility program organized by Cushman & Wakefield. Its objective is to create new opportunities for the development of young people whose chances have been limited due to family, social or financial reasons. (More information: ww.cushmanwakefield.com/satw.)
In Poland the program started in 2006. Mike Atwell has created a special website, inviting to sponsor the program, regarding his participation in the cycle: www.justgiving.com/michaelatwell.
More about „Charity Cycle Challenge”: www.bici2008.com