During lockdown, it’s been difficult for members of the property industry who each year typically raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity to complete some of the Herculean endeavours they would usually undertake.

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However, as lockdown easing kicks in, some heroic souls are starting to pound the streets, hit the bike and splash around in the water all in the name of ‘charidee’. One such soul is Josh Braid, a partner in the retail team at Knight Frank. Alongside his wife Francesca, Braid recently completed the South Downs Way Challenge, walking just over 170km in four days while pulling a 12kg car tyre behind him.

Braid’s journey from Winchester to Eastbourne raised more than £2,000 for Brighton-based children’s charity Rockinghorse. His wife raised more than £1,000 for Street Vet, which provides free veterinary care to pets belonging to homeless people.

Pre-Covid, Braid had intended to climb Europe’s highest mountain in Russia and next on his bucket list is to walk The Last Degree to the South Pole… once he recovers from dragging a tyre up hill and down dale, of course.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/josh-braid7.