CBRE organized a charity dragon boat race for its clients with 14 teams competing. The company raised funds totalling CZK 210,000 for the humanitarian organizations Plan International and the local Foundation Dobry Andel.
This was the company’s second annual dragon boat race for its colleagues and clients and they were supported by 14 eleven-member teams from major companies operating on the local market on 12th September 2017. In addition to CBRE, Mint Investments, Arendon Development Company, KPMG, Panattoni Europe, two teams from P3 Logistic Parks, Kinstellar, Arcona Capital, Skanska, PwC Legal, Penta Investments, RSJ, White & Case and REDSIDE took part in the sports charity event.
CBRE collected a total of CZK 210,000 from race registration fees. Half of this amount will go to the Foundation Dobry Andel, which aims to provide families, in which a member has come down with a serious illness, with regular monthly financial assistance in the amount of several thousand Czech crowns. The remainder CZK 105,000 will be received by the charity Plan International.
Clare Sheils, Head of Valuation CEE at CBRE says: “CBRE has a strong history of supporting disadvantaged children across the globe. This year the Dragon Boat Race helped us to raise money to continue support of our long term cooperation with Plan International, improving the quality of life and access to opportunities, particularly in education, for children in West Africa. Locally, we are moved by the support that Dobry Andel give to families during the most difficult time and are humbled to be able to help them. Both CBRE and our sponsors Mint Investments along with our charity partners, are delighted that the second annual Dragon Boat Race was a huge success and thank our colleagues and business partners.”
Plan International’s work is primarily aimed at improving the opportunities and quality of life of children in African countries and supporting their education.
The local Foundation Dobry Andel helps families facing financial distress as a result of illness. The aim of the charity is to support families, in which a member has come down with a serious illness and increase the monthly income of families with children facing financial distress due to serious illness by an average of 20 percent.