Here's this week's update, featuring rafting, white-collar boxing and orange estate agents...
Hospice at Home: Welsh agency Dafydd Hardy recently took to the water for the annual Great Strait Raft Run.
Representatives of the firm braved the waves to raise cash for Hospice at Home, a community charity which cares for patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses across Gwynedd and Anglesey.
The five branch agency's mascot, Donald, and his crew may not have set any new course records, but they proved that high street estate agents aren't sinking while raising money for a good cause.
Aquaid: The London division of Jackson-Stops and Staff has funded a water well pump in Mozambique through continued purchase of water cooler bottles from Aquaid.
The agency's London offices have been buying water through Aquaid – a charity which has helped build nearly 6,000 water pumps in developing African countries – since July 2013.
“It’s fantastic to think that whenever somebody from Jackson-Stops & Staff is pouring a glass of water to drink in one of our London offices, they are playing a small role in helping to provide safe, clean drinking water to people in Nhamatanda,” says Law Clark, group operations manager of Jackson-Stops and Staff, London Residential.
Magpas Air Ambulance: Last week agents from Cambridgeshire firm Thomas Morris Sales and Lettings took part in an 'Orange Day' to raise funds for a good cause.
By asking member of the public to guess the number of sweets in a jar, dressing up in orange clothing for the day, baking and selling orange cakes and taking part in a bowling marathon, the agency has raised almost £4,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance, a charity which brings advanced 24/7 care to save lives and reduce disability.
Here's a link to their donation page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Thomas-Morris7.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice: A whopping £22,000 was raised at this year's Rumble with the Agents, held in Finchley and organised by Landlord Action.
Agents from Winkworth and Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, as well as property professionals from Auction House and The Property Redress Scheme took part in an evening consisting of six fights and a charity auction.
The auction was hosted by former world light-heavyweight boxing champion John Conteh and one lot, a signed Anthony Joshua glove, raised £1200 on its own.
The event, which pitches property professionals with little or no boxing experience up against each other, was in aid of Noah's Ark Children's Hospice, a North London community based hospice, providing support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Old Leodiensians Cricket Club: Yorkshire estate agency Manning Stainton has kitted out a team of local junior cricketers.
The firm has sponsored new shirts, and four protective helmets, for Alwoodley based Old Leodiensians – a gesture which is thought to have left the players and staff 'bowled over'.
"When the boys and girls now take to the field they not only look like a team but judging by our early season results they are definitely playing like one as well," says Phil Sharratt, coach of the Old Leo’s Under 11’s.
"Visiting a club like Old Leo’s and seeing the smile on the children’s faces, and their pride in wearing the club shirt, is one of the most satisfying aspects of the job," adds Louise Lawrence, manager of Manning Stainton's Moortown branch.