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The sunshine and Easter holiday period appear to have made agents even more altruistic than usual - we have a bumper crop of Agents Do Charity stories this week.

If you want to include your own good work in this weekly summary, just drop us a line at press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we'll do our best to add you to our roll of honour.

Here are this week's heroic efforts:

Agents Express Soapbox Challenge in support of Agents Giving: Teams of agents will come together to build and design the ultimate gravity powered Soapbox kart. The hard work will culminate on June 27 at Penn House Estate, Buckinghamshire with a designated driver racing the Soapbox against the clock in a mile long downhill race, potentially reaching speeds of 70mph and requiring nerves of steel.

Agency Express will donate the £35 entrance fee per cart to the industry's leading charity.

Teams are also encouraged to get their cart sponsored and donate their sponsorship funds to Agents Giving. Similarly, drivers may want to get sponsored for their experience. Agency Express has pledged that if the winners donate their prize money to Agents Giving, they will double the donation. For more information and to register, please go to the Agency Express website. Entries close on May 31.


Teenage Cancer Trust: There are currently 28 specialist Teenage Cancer Trust units but only half the teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer across the UK are lucky enough to be treated in one of them.

As a result of some work Countrywide in Cheadle did with The Teenage Cancer Trust on a recent recruitment event, the agency is hosting a charity auction at the north west's most recognisable venue, The Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford.

Countrywide will host a formal dinner dance on May 30 with a three course meal, live and silent charity auctions and raffles - plus a comedian to keep things light.

Tickets are £50 each or a table of ten for £450, with four exclusive corporate tables at the front with VIP views priced at £1,000 for 10 people.

Countrywide is looking for people to get involved, either by attending, buying the tables for incentive prizes, donating a prize that can be auctioned off on the night or putting the agency in contact with supporters. Contact sarah.turner4@countrywide.co.uk for details.


Fine & Country Foundation: The countdown to the Fine & Country Gold Cup has begun. It will be held at the Dallas Burston Polo Club at Royal Leamington Spa on July 5 from 11am, where you can enjoy an exhilarating game of polo whilst tasting fine fare from the food court or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the lawns.

Treat yourself in the shopping village and above all, spend quality time with family and friends in the great British sunshine. All proceeds will be donated to the Fine & Country Foundation. Click here for more information.


The Law Practice Solicitors and Estate Agents: This body wants to benefit ten individual charities in the north east and contribute to the local community that has helped the company develop over the decade. During 2015 it will support one charity for each of the 10 years it has been in business. Since January it has pledged support to Give Blood Scotland, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Aberlour Child Care Trust and Cfine, the lead partner of the Food Banks Partnership Aberdeen.

Fiona Rae, deputy chief executive at Cfine, which provides food parcels to those in poverty in the city, said: In just a month, the small but mighty team at The Law Practice has provided us with more than 100 items to deliver to food banks across the city. Cfine is delighted to receive this pledge and the regular donations over the year will benefit many individuals and families in Aberdeen.


The Chronicle Sunshine Fund: Pattinsons has set the early pace as the race to register for the annual Sunshine Run in Newcastle. The 5k fun run returns to the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside on June 24.

Pattinson Estate Agents, which operates 29 North East branches, has a team of 47 participants, all collecting cash so the charity can provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities. Amy Rogerson, accounts assistant at the firm, said: I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the run last year. It's a fantastic way to get fit preparing for it and you meet some amazing people along the route that help you to push yourself.


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