BHF100K

BHF100K

Together we've raised £68,000 for the British Heart Foundation

We are delighted to report that the #BHF100K campaign has been a tremendous success. We started promoting the event in December with certain fundraising and participation goals in mind, and we were delighted with the response from our industry and our local communities. We've seen estate agents, suppliers, local businesses, schools and many individuals of all ages and abilities; getting out in the fresh air, doing a bit of exercise at their own pace and raising a fantastic amount of money for a worthy cause. Thank you everyone.

All participants are invited to a virtual thank-you event hosted by the British Heart Foundation on Wednesday 10th February between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. This will be an opportunity to understand what the British Heart Foundation do, learn how the money we have raised will be used; hear about other participant’s stories, and there will also be some BHF100K awards! Simply email your details to eastmids@bhf.org.uk if you'd like to attend.

The #BHF100K challenge was launched in December 2020 with the aim of getting as many people to complete 100 kilometres between Boxing Day and 31st January. It involved many of our staff members, friends, families, and other local businesses; as well as companies and personalities from the estate agency industry across the UK and overseas. In the end we counted 253 people on JustGiving, including teams, but we believe as many as 280 took part taking into activity on Strava and social media.

Our Sleaford branch manager Jamie Aspland came up with the idea, and pitched it to Gary Burr, Fundraising Manager for the British Heart Foundation. Jamie takes up the story: “We wanted to do something to support people both locally and nationally, and so Gary & I put our heads together and came up with the idea of running 100 kilometres in a month which I felt was do-able”.

“By encouraging as many people as possible to get outside and exercise – always keeping to the Covid guidelines of course – it would create a culture of kudos, team spirit, and give us all a focus in what has been a challenging time. I’m also a Regional Ambassador for Agents Giving, the charity for the property industry, and it was great to have their support for the challenge. I was delighted to see so many fellow estate agents take part, including some fellow members of the Relocation Agent Network.”

The British Heart Foundation funds world-leading research into the causes of heart and circulatory diseases. Gary says that “the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means that the BHF’s investment in new research has fallen by around £50 million this year. Our vital research is entirely fuelled by the generous donations of the public, and that’s why their support has never been more needed. We have been blown away by the support of Pygott & Crone and everyone that has got involved in the challenge. I cannot thank everyone enough for the incredible amount of money that has been raised for the BHF’s vital research.”

It was amazing to see that together we had raised £10,000 raised before Christmas! As the challenge went on, the total just kept going up and up! We saw a lot of engagement on social media from people of all ages and abilities – sharing selfies and photos of landmarks, scenery, and even defibrillators in their local area. Whilst this campaign was all about getting people out exercising, and raising money for charity, inevitably there was a competitive element – and a special mention to the following people.

Jasper Caudwell, who on one single run, covered 30km from Woodhall Spa to Lincoln. Dec Nattrass who ran 395km in total during the challenge. Garry Martin who walked 421km in total during the challenge. Mark Bevan, who himself suffers from atrial fibrillation, cycled a mammoth 729km. Callum Bland, who himself has a heart defect, completed 300km on a rowing machine.

Kevin Scrupps, our director, was instrumental in promoting the event to the wider estate agency industry. In summary he says “it has been great to see so many people getting out, exercising, and raising a lot of money for the British Heart Foundation. I put the call out to our industry and got an excellent response from many agents, suppliers, and individuals; and also from our staff and local communities. Many of the people taking part have had family members affected by heart and circulatory disease, and I was particularly touched by the story of Andrea Catley, a fellow estate agent from Somerset. Her daughter suffered a heart attack on Boxing Day 2019, and the following Easter her fiancé was also rushed to hospital with arterial fibrillation. Andrea was inspired to change her lifestyle, started jogging, and subsequently joined the #BHF100K challenge. She personally raised a tremendous £3,500, which was the most by any individual taking part. Our sincere thanks go to everyone who took part, donated, or supported us in this fantastic campaign”.

Here’s just a few photos taken during the challenge…

More than 250 people took part including some familiar faces

Gary Burr
British Heart Foundation

Sponsor Gary
Kevin Scrupps
Pygott & Crone

Sponsor Kevin
Jamie Aspland
Pygott & Crone

Sponsor Jamie
Tim Downing
Pygott & Crone

Sponsor Tim
Paul Wood
Pygott & Crone

Sponsor Paul
William Barker
Pygott & Crone

Sponsor William
Ian Pygott
Pygott & Crone

Sponsor Ian
William Downing
Pygott & Crone

Sponsor William
Peter Knight
Estate Agency Coach

Sponsor Peter
Simon Whale
Kerfuffle

Sponsor Simon
Josh Phegan
Real Estate Trainer

Sponsor Josh
Julian O'Dell
Agency Trainer

Sponsor Julian
Yvonne Martin
Agents Giving

Sponsor Yvonne
Gary Barker
Industry Executive

Sponsor Gary
Stephen Hayter
MyHomeMove

Sponsor Stephen
Pete Fenwick
Spatial Dimensions
Heather Foster
Relocation Agent Network

Sponsor Heather
Damon Bullimore
Brief Your Market

Sponsor Damon
Mark Bevan
GoTo Group

Sponsor Mark
Matt Goddard
Reapit

Sponsor Matt
Dan Willis
Reapit

Sponsor Dan
Ben Ridgway
Iamproperty

Sponsor Ben
Jamie Cooke
Iamproperty

Sponsor Jamie
Ellen Gration
Iamproperty

Sponsor Ellen
Kevin Ellis
Land & New Homes Network

Sponsor Kevin
Ian Stratford
Land & New Homes Network

Sponsor Ian
Steve Dawkins
Coadjute

Sponsor Steve
Samantha Jones
Moneypenny

Sponsor Samantha
Jo Tattum
Moneypenny

Sponsor Jo
Alex Willis
GoTo Group

Sponsor Alex
Bonnie Larcombe
GoTo Group

Sponsor Bonnie
Sandra Jones
Dataloft

Sponsor Sandra
Rory Black
Dataloft

Sponsor Rory
Rob Bradley
Lincoln City
Chris Moyses
Football Manager

Sponsor Chris
Mark Hone
BBC Radio Lincs

Sponsor Mark
Dave Frecklington
Football Manager

Sponsor Dave
Malcolm Barnard
Reach plc

Sponsor Malcolm
Martyn Pickworth
Longwater

Sponsor Martyn
Jason Sedlan
Fen-Bay Services

Sponsor Jason
Paul Stafford
paul-stafford.com

Sponsor Paul
Jim Smith
JS Tailoring

Sponsor Jim
Simon Millar
Albanwise

Sponsor Simon
Marc Jones
PCC for Lincolnshire

Sponsor Marc
Mike Arthan
Barbers

Sponsor Mike
Paul Morgan
Kerfuffle

Sponsor Paul
Chris Hope
Dawsons Property
Ricky Purdy
Dawsons Property
Darren Lawson
Lawson

Sponsor Darren
Chris Mervyn
Lawson

Sponsor Chris
Spencer Lawrence
Paramount

Sponsor Spencer
Lorand Borbely
Newton Fallowell

Sponsor Lorand
Kristjan Byfield
Base Property

Sponsor Kristjan
Richard Fowler
Richard James

Sponsor Richard
Charlie Perdios
Anthony Pepe

Sponsor Charlie
Marcel Roccia
Rochills

Sponsor Marcel
Ian Crampton
Ferndown Estates
Matt Nicol
Nicol & Co

Sponsor Matt
John Watts
Robert Watts

Sponsor John
Peter Lawrence
Lawrence Rand

Sponsor Peter
Andrea Catley
Geoffrey Smith

Sponsor Andrea
Brian Carlisle
J R Hopper

Sponsor Brian

This campaign would not have been a success without the amazing people who took part: running, walking, cycling, or rowing at least 100 kilometres. Together we have raised £60,533 plus gift aid which is amazing. Our sincere thanks to you all.

Adam BirkinshawAdam StuartAdrian MarstonAlannah GravesAlisha HateAmanda HemmantAmanda KonrathAndrew BullivantAndrew CraigAndrew Hayter
Angela Todd
Anna ZaccariaAnnemarie HansonBarry WoodBen HarrisBeverley KirkBilly DilksBrian ClarkCallum BlandCarol DakinCaroline BainesCarolyn Scrivener-LeaskCharlie WardCharlotte CraigChloe GodfreyChris ClayChris MeltonClaire MervynCraig RowbothamCraig StonesDan LonslowDaniel FreemanDaniel ParkinsonDaniel ShortDanielle LovejoyDanny CookDanny CurwenDanny GreenoughDanny LaughtonDave PendrighDavis GurtonDeborah FranklinDebs WingDec NattrassDemi MillerEllen IrelandEmily MaplethorpeEmma PendrighEmma PillingEmma ShawFi LovellFran WhiteFrancesca LaneFrazer DownesGarry MartinGary NelsonGavin SmithGemma AdamsGemma BowersGina HowsonGlynn PowellGraeme WilliamsonGuy OwenHannah PennockHayley RidalHelen MarshallHollie MullanHolly RichardsonIan BreretonJack LawsonJames CardonJamie ThorpeJamie TuckerJasper CaudwellJessica HeggsJo O'DeaJo-Anne BeetonJo BlackledgeJoanne ChesterJodi IngamellsJoe McKueJoel DaviesJohn AitkenJohn ChandJohn RaynorJonny VickersJordan WilsonJulia MiddletonJulie ReddingtonKatie BurksKatrina HodgeKaty PooreKaty StorerKaren SheatherKelly FfoulkesKelly McCabeKevin HarrisLaura MachinLauren ChaseLee BorrillLes MitchellLewis BrooksLiam BoyleLiam SimsLiam TaylorLisa BoltonLouise FaheyLouise WilsonLucy GageLucy SmithLujan RodriguezLuke BarwickLuke DonaghyLuke HollingworthLuke HunterMarc OvertonMarcin GrzelakMargaret WhittonMark BrayfieldMartin JamesMartin WhiteheadMatt SmithMatthew ArthanMatthew DeanMatthew DruryMatthew PetchMegan JonesMelanie RowlandMichael KelseyMichael StonesMichelle Lee-SmithMike CartwrightMike Whatton
Millie Todd
Morgan BlackledgeNathan FenwickNathan Stephens
Neil Faddy
Neil WhittonNicky LatterOli PhillipsPaul BennettPaul CookPete LittlewoodPeter GavinPhil HeadsRachel HowardRebecca GillRebecca HillRebecca WhitmoreRichard HeathRicky BostockRob BeltRob BradyRobert KellettRobert MallinsonRuss HaresignSam BettinsonSam DonnerSamantha FostonSarah LangworthySarah MarshScott LowmanSean O'BrienSharon BoyleSharon CluettShaun OldhamSian BedfordSimon JenkinsonSophie WilliamsStephen BathStephen BowdenStephen GarfootSteve MaidmentSteve RobinsonSteve SparrowSteven DonnerStu WellsTess DenleyThomas ScruppsTim NewtonTim WhiteToby LeekTom OsborneTom WaringTommy JohnsonTony CarltonTony HullTracey FletcherTracy EarthVenetia BocchettaVictoria EllisVictoria FosterWarren HarrisonWarren StarkWendy DruryWilliam Kerr

 

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