27 March 2013
West Surrey’s independent estate agent, Seymours, will be the first off the starting blocks on Friday 26 April following the launch of The Seymours Relay.
The Seymours Relay is a relay of all of its 12 offices in order to raise funds for Macmillan. The event has been launched to celebrate its long-term partnership, which will now run for another 12 months. The award-winning agency has committed to raise £2,000.
Starting at Burpham and finishing at Guildford after circumnavigating West Surrey, Seymours’ directors, employees and family members will join forces and combine running and cycling to cover the 63 miles from start to finish. Passing the baton from office to office, the first leg will begin at 10am and is expected to finish at the Guildford office at 6pm.
Ian Marlow, one of the 18 Seymours directors taking part in the event, comments, 'This is a fantastic opportunity to publicly reaffirm our support for the great work that Macmillan continues to do whilst raising funds for the charity. Many people have either had a direct or indirect experience of cancer and our event goes some way to help increase the level of care available to those affected. Our office network is now widespread so it’s a great challenge and we look forward to continue working with such a committed charity.'
Seymours has sponsored Macmillan since 2011 and has raised over £10,000 through a number of events including holding the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and arranging Pimms tents at summer fayres throughout the county. The estate agency, which celebrates its 21st birthday later this year, now hopes to make The Seymours Relay an annual event.
Helene Poursain, Surrey Fundraising Manager for Macmillan, adds, 'As part of my job I get to see a wide array of events and fundraising activities however this is one that I am really excited about. We applaud Seymours for launching The Seymours Relay and wish them all the best in raising funds for Macmillan. Good luck, Seymours!'
To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/theseymoursrelay. For more information visit www.seymours-estates.co.uk.