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