We seem to have skipped spring completely and moved from winter to summer in just one week - so what better weather to get some fund-raising in for your favourite good cause?
Thanks to you, thousands of people receive extra help and support through the charities you support - on behalf of the industry, thank you and well done.
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Breast Cancer UK: A fantastic effort by all 9 members of Team Fraser Wood who went up Snowdon on May 1 in atrocious weather conditions, winds of over 50 miles an hour, heavy rain throughout, compacted snow under foot in places, constantly shrouded in cloud and mist all the way along, all in aid of Breast Cancer UK.
“The conditions were appalling but good humour, perseverance and determination to the end goal for the charity made it all worthwhile” says director Andrew Perrin.
Fine & Country Foundation: Fine & Country is hosting its Gold Cup 2016 at Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire on July 10.
The event is free however, there will be a charge of £10 per car with all proceeds being donated to the Fine & Country Foundation, dedicated to fighting the causes of homelessness.
More details from www.fineandcountry.com/uk/polo.
Leeds Force Basketball Club: Leeds Force Basketball Club is the latest community based group to benefit from the generous support of Manning Stainton.
The Headingley branch of the area’s leading estate agent was only too pleased to help when the club approached them about funding a brand new kit for their under 14 and 16 girls’ teams who play in the Basketball England Junior National League, and are currently among the top eight teams in the country.
City & Wharf Hockey League: These London corporate hockey league are rebranding following sponsorship from JLL's residential agencies in Canary Wharf, the City and Stratford.
The JLL City and Wharf Hockey League (JLL CAWHL) is the largest corporate summer hockey league in the capital, reaching an estimated 1,000 players across the squads for 24 league teams drawn from a range of blue chip employers. Mixed 11-a-side matches are played three to five times a week for four months to decide the league champions before an exciting 6-a-side tournament to contest the cup.
JLL CAWHL President Stuart Burnside commented: “JLL is synonymous with high quality property consultancy, and the residential sales and lettings offering from their City, Canary Wharf and Stratford offices maps perfectly against the needs of our league participants. We are delighted to welcome them as title sponsor.”
Ty Hafan: Keylet Sales and Lettings based in Cardiff is currently fundraising for a local charity Ty Hafan.
“All the information is on our website including an online donation page http://www.keylet.co.uk/news/keylet-employee-raises-money-local-charity-ty-hafan. In two days we have raised over £100, and our director has promised to match the total funds raised” says the firm.
Habitat For Humanity: Sixteen members of the Miller Homes team are looking forward to laying the foundation for a better future for families in Malawi after volunteering to take part in Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Trip.
The Global Village Trip will take place in September in Salima, Malawi, and will involve the Miller Homes team taking part in a homebuilding project to create new ‘Habitat Homes’ for orphans and vulnerable children.
Habitat for Humanity is the housebuilder’s nominated charity for 2016. Over the course of the year Miller Homes has pledged to raise £100K for the charity’s Hope Builders campaign, enough to build over 30 ‘Habitat Homes’ and make a real difference to those living in poverty housing.
Volunteers will witness first-hand how a safe and secure home can benefit many aspects of life for the immediate family and wider community. The families which will be helped by Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Trips are selected based on their housing need and income. They will partner with Miller Homes volunteers by participating in the construction of their own home, investing hours of their own labour through a process called ‘sweat equity’.