Chartered surveyor Mark Humphries is to undertake a mammoth John o’ Groats to Land’s End Charity Challenge to raise cash.
Mr Humphries, chairman of young surveyors group RICS matrics, will make the journey predominantly by rail to raise money as part of the 120th anniversary of the group.
On his journey, Mark will visit every RICS region – including Birmingham, where he will undertake a series of challenges which will be unknown to him until he arrives.
The Birmingham based challenge will require Mark to complete a 120-kilometre row in 500-metre sprints alongside a team of 10 rowers at city centre bar Edmunds March 24.
He will be joined in the challenge by leading Birmingham surveyors and fellow members, Mike Needham of Jones Lang LaSalle, Ed Delaney of Savills and Indi Sidhu of CB Richard Ellis, as part of a team of 10 who will each attempt to row for approximately one minute and 30 seconds every 15 minutes over the course of six hours in total.
Guests will be invited to enjoy drinks and a free buffet during the event, which will not only be a celebration of the 120th anniversary of RICS matrics, but will also offer a great opportunity to network with fellow professionals.
Mark’s challenge will raise funds and awareness for the RICS’s benevolent fund LionHeart and The Stroke Association. Each RICS region hopes to raise £1,200, asking each team member to raise £120 each by carrying out local sponsored activities.
He said: “I would like to extend an enormous thank you to everyone who is taking part in the challenge or indeed, sponsoring someone who is.
“Every single donation, no matter how big or small will help contribute towards two exceptionally worthy charities, LionHeart and The Stroke Association.”