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TODAY'S OTHER NEWS

Agents Do Charity - no stepping back from fund-raising…

Stepping back and moving out of the front line is all the rage…but not, it seems, for hard-working agents and others in our industry.

They’re already raising money in addition to working hard at the start of the year. And if you;’re in that camp too, please tell us - email press@estateagenttoday.co.uk

Now, mudguards on for our first entry this week…

Agents Giving: Agents and suppliers are applying in numbers to be the third Love Mud Challenge powered by Nuclear Races.  Returning for its third year Agents Giving is challenging the industry to get muddy in aid of charity on May 17 at Brentwood, Essex.

The 2019 winners Veco by Eurolink exceeded their own expectations around the course with a winning time of two hours 15 minutes closely followed by Thomas Morris Estate Agents and Drivers & Norris.

The challenge is a 7km gritty and muddy obstacle race to test all levels of fitness so everyone can take part.  

The 60-plus obstacles include the death slide, zip–lines and gorilla bars: you choose how many and which obstacles your team take on. This is tough enough to be very challenging but also achievable and great fun, the team spirit on the day is amazing.

It’s part of a family festival weekend event hosted by Nuclear Races and benefits from timing chip, hot showers, parking, refreshments and food hall, spectator areas, live music and entertainment for all ages.  

Glamping is new for this year too if you fancy staying over to party the night away. The kids can also take part in the Rookie Race which also runs throughout the weekend.

Michael Stoop, chairman of Agents Giving, comments; “This highly competitive muddy challenge is returning again for another year to test the industry once more.  Last year the teams from the property world went head to head tackling the challenging obstacles and they all triumphed.  We look forward with excitement to 17th May.  Sign your team up now and let’s get this challenge started”.

All fitness abilities can enter, minimum age to take part is 13 years old, fees are £250 per person which includes entry fees and your fundraising for Agents Giving to be completed by May 17. 

For more information on The Agents Giving Love Mud Challenge 2020, please email info@agentsgiving.org or visit www.agentsgiving.org

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Wales Air Ambulance: Over £1,200 has been presented to the Wales Air Ambulance by estate agency Morris, Marshall and Poole. 

The money was raised during a charity golf day at Aberdyfi, the Across Wales Walk and a raffle for a giant Easter egg: £2,119.65 was raised and presented to staff at the Wales Air Ambulance’s Welshpool base at the Mid Wales Airport.

The air ambulance charity has a helicopter based at the airport that covers a large area of Mid Wales, as well as other parts of Wales as required.

TDS Charitable Foundation: The Foundation, which is funded by donations from The Dispute Service and operates in England and Wales, awards grants to encourage best practice in the management of private rented housing and education of landlords on their obligations.  It also seeks to promote the rights and responsibilities of tenants.

To date, the Foundation has awarded £753,375 of funds to a range of different ventures.

For those who wish to apply for a grant in the next round, the deadline for the submission of applications is 5pm on Monday January 20. 

Funding will be capped at a maximum of £10,000 for each successful project, enabling the charity to maximise its support to deserving organisations around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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