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Colleagues do their bit to end youth homelessness

Colleagues from across Muse, joined forces with friends at Homes England and 800 other runners recently, to take part in the annual LandAid 10k run around Clapham Common and do their bit to end youth homelessness.

Every year, thousands of young people become homeless. Many are forced to sleep in overcrowded hostels, on people’s sofas or even on the streets. LandAid is the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK. It brings together remarkable businesses and individuals across the property industry to support projects providing life-changing accommodation for young people facing homelessness.

By awarding grants for building works and arranging free property expertise, LandAid enables charities supporting young people to renovate existing or build new, suitable, safe and affordable accommodation, helping thousands of young people since 1986 to reach their potential.

Muse’s Carly Jones, took part in the event. She said: “It was fantastic to see so many people from all across the property sector, come together in good spirits for such a worthwhile event.

“While the team are tired and our legs are aching after the run, we’re proud to do our bit to help break the cycle of youth homelessness and give young people the chance at a positive future.”

Congratulations to the ‘Muse Homes’ team: Mike Auger, James Hanford, Chris Scott, Chris Coxall, James Stockdale, Michael Orr, Carly Jones, Duncan Cumberland, Phil Day, Philip Goldstone and Gareth Blacker.

To further support LandAid, the North West regional team took part in a treasure hunt across Manchester, while project manager, Nick Hague, and his band of intrepid explorers from across the property sector are set to tackle the Welsh 3000’s Challenge – a 26-mile trek, starting with an overnight stay at the top of Snowden, then 15 mountains (all over 3,000ft) the following day.

On the challenge, Nick said: “We’re deep in training for this as we’re well aware that this is going to be both mentally and physically tough. However, raising money for such a worthwhile charity as LandAid really does make it all worthwhile.

“Everyone deserves a decent home to live in, which is why we’re tackling this challenge head on and hope to raise as much money as possible.”

To find out more about the great work LandAid does, visit www.landaid.org.