Santa surveyors’ tenth race will help our homelessness charity
A team of Leicestershire surveyors is preparing to get in the festive spirit and join in the Loughborough Santa Fun Run for the tenth year in a row.
Each year the group, all members of the Leicestershire Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), dust off their Santa outfits to complete the 5km course for a different local charity. This December they will be raising funds for our homelessness charity Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland.
Speaking about the event, team member Rajesh Gohil said: “The Loughborough Santa Fun Run is always a treat – being surrounded by over 1,500 people in red Santa suits is a sight to behold! This year two members of our group will even be joined by their toddlers – dressed in mini Santa outfits of course!
“Our RICS team have decided to donate this year’s sponsorship money to a cause very close to our hearts. As surveyors, we are especially aware of the importance of housing and how much it means to have a safe place to live. Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland does great work in our local area, offering accommodation and support to those who’ve experienced homelessness, as well as the chance to improve self-confidence through work and training opportunities.”
Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland provides a home, support and meaningful work to 16 formerly homeless individuals. Some stay for a while as they gain confidence and skills before they feel ready to move on to independent living; others are in need of longer-term support and are able to stay for as long as they need to.
To sponsor the RICS team in the Loughborough Santa Fun Run on December 1, please visit www.justgiving.com/team/RICSLeicester