Walker Morris partners complete cycling challenge to support Unite

Bike Print news article

06/10/2015

Walker Morris partners Tom Peel and Nick Cannon supported Unite Students, the UK’s largest manager and developer of student accommodation, by taking part in a 155 mile charity cycle ride.

The ride, which took place on 3 and 4 September, saw Tom Peel, a partner in the Walker Morris Construction Team and Nick Cannon from the Real Estate Group, join Unite to cycle from London to Bristol to raise money for three charities:

  • The Unite Foundation – supporting the most vulnerable through University
  • Cancer Research UK – working to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured
  • The Down’s Syndrome Association – helping people with Down’s Syndrome lead full and rewarding lives

The 15-strong team from Unite, along with some of their other commercial partners, raised over £12,000 to provide vital funds for the three worthy causes. Beating their target by over £2,000.

The ride commenced at Unite’s new 759 bed property at Angel Lane in Stratford, London and finished at their new development in Trenchard Street in Bristol a day later. The team arrived in time to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Trenchard Street, Unite’s first new development in Bristol for 8 years.

Support for the team can be made by a donation on the Unite fundraising page click here.

Unite Students provides a home for over 43,000 students in almost 130 purpose built properties across 23 of the UK’s strongest university towns and cities. It has over 1,000 employees and works in partnership with more than 50 higher education providers, as well as renting rooms directly to students.

Tom Peel commented:

“It was a fantastic opportunity to be able to support our client and collaborate on such a great challenge to raise much needed funds for these three great charities. I’d like to thank all our colleagues, friends, family and clients for their great support.”

Please see link below of the triumphant homecoming.
https://youtu.be/FBLNPJeJ78U

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