London Santa Dash kicks off Galliard Homes partnership

Property development, hospitality and management group Galliard Homes were the official event sponsor of the 2017 London Santa Dash. GOSH Charity Chief Executive Tim Johnson joined Galliard Homes employees and Chief Executive Don O'Sullivan at the event on Sunday 3 December. 

Earlier this month, our festive fun run returned with thousands of Santa’s taking on 5k and 10k routes across Clapham Common in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the specialist Play therapy team.

Founded in 1992, Galliard Homes is a property development, hospitality and management group with a portfolio of over 7,000 homes, hotels, retail premises and commercial properties. The 2017 London Santa Dash saw the launch of a three-year partnership with the charity as the Galliard team kickstarted their fundraising to provide more ‘homes away from home’, supporting the development of parent accommodation so vitally needed at GOSH.

Victoria Anthony, Group Human Resources Director at Galliard Homes said: “Our employees and their families had a fantastic time participating in this year’s London Santa Dash and are incredibly proud to have raised over £19,500 for such a valuable cause. This was the first of many events that we will be supporting over the duration of our partnership and we look forward to working with the GOSH Charity team.”

Fourty two members of staff, friends and family from across the business dashed their way around the course and raised a phenomenal amount as a result!

The group set themselves to fundraising, using ingenious tactics to spread the word and get more involved. London Santa Dash leaflets appeared in payslips and posters adorned building sites. Internal communications channels reached out to all staff based at each site, reminding them to sign up during their lunch break too. 

Congratulations and a huge thanks to all Galliard Homes staff who have supported the launch of the partnership, we are so excited for all that is to come!

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