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Agents Do Charity … as school holidays begin ...

You know the drill by now - send us details of events on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we are more than happy to publicise your fund-raising efforts.

There is no let up in agents’ good work, it appears, even as the holiday season begins. Here are our latest updates:

Magic Moments: A team of 46 cyclists have helped to raise no less than £53,000 for the Magic Moments children’s charity, set up in 1998 by the then chairman of Spicerhaart, after riding the gruelling 56 miles from London to Brighton.

The funds will enable the charity to take 38 families whose children have life-limiting illnesses to Disneyland Paris in November.

Sue Morhall, who works at Spicerhaart’s head office, organised the event in association with outdoor experience company Maximum Adventure. This was her second year taking part and was as enjoyable as the first. She said: “It was brilliant. Everyone worked together as a team and cheered and clapped everyone else on. There was such a lot of team support.”

Throughout the year, the company’s employees raise funds with dress-down days, raffles, mountain climbs, tea parties, themed office days, car boot sales, dragon boat races, sky dives, bike rides, quizzes and bake-offs.

This year, they are hoping to raise a total of £100,000 so that even more families can enjoy the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris. 

Marie Cure Cancer Support: Members of the Manning Stainton agency team went on the run to help raise money for charity.

Lesley Alexander, Simone Si Mohamed and Deborah Cundill joined nearly 500 other athletes for the 25th running of the Puma Pudsey 10K which started at the Cenotaph and finished in Pudsey Park, taking in roads and countryside around the area.

The race was organised by the Pudsey Pacers Running Club who, with the help of Manning Stainton and other generous sponsors, raised over £4,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Support. This takes the total raised for the charity during the quarter century history of the event to £25,000.

Lesley Alexander, a sales negotiator at the firm’s Pudsey branch says: “That was really hard work but I cannot think of a more worthwhile reason to put yourself through the pain barrier. The atmosphere around the course was brilliant and so was the encouragement, which helped Simone and me to finish in just over the hour mark. Deborah did even better, finishing in around 57 minutes.”

Streets Ahead Estate Agents Foundation: Friends, staff and client of Streets Ahead in south east London have raised £7,000 from two summer sports tournaments for the firm’s foundation for local charities.

The latest event  run by the Croydon based estate agency – a five-a-side football tournament - attracted 120 players and raised £2,000 in one afternoon last week. A charity golf day last month attracted 14 teams of keen golfers twho collectively raised £5,000.

The Streets Ahead Foundation to support local charities as part of the firm’s 25th anniversary celebrations. It is on target to raise £25,000 by the end of the year, with each member of staff voluntarily committing to raising £250.

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