Hello again - the good news is it’s Friday and even better news is it’s Agents Do Charity, celebrating the industry’s great work in challenging times.
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Thank you kindly, and now let’s step forward…
Centrepoint: A team from London agency ludlowthompson walked 23.7 miles this week to raise money for Centrepoint’s new STAY:UP charity event.
They walked the distance between all of ludlowthompson’s offices, taking live videos and followed in Top Gear Challenge-style by a ludlowthompson ‘Back up Beetle’.
Centrepoint helps raise awareness and funds to tackle youth homelessness in the UK, a cause ludlowthompson has been supporting for the last 20 years.
Traditionally Centrepoint hosts an annual Sleep Out event, in which participants swap their beds for sleeping bags to give them a taste of what homeless people endure. However due to Coronavirus restrictions, the event has had to change format.
So far, over £28,362 has been raised by Centrepoint for their STAY:UP event and ludlowthompson is aiming to fundraise over £1,000.
Agency chairman Stephen Ludlow says: “At this time when charities are unable to run their usual series of fundraising events it is important that alternative initiatives such as STAY:UP are developed and supported. We are proud to continue to support the excellent work that Centrepoint does in tackling the problem of homelessness.”
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Agents Giving: They came and they conquered! The Agents Giving Love Mud challenge powered by Nuclear Races went ahead last week and saw agents pushed to their limits and raising £5,541.
The teams smashed the course and nailed the epic Death Slide to reach the finish line to collect survivor medals; despite the new safety regulations, battling the wind and rain the teams pulled out all the stops to complete this challenge.
The charity wishes to thank the teams from Thomas Morris, Paramount, JP Gardner & Associates and MIR Software. All completed the course around the two-hour mark with the winners being Thomas Morris crossing the line at 1hour 38 minutes.
Brent Bulls: An estate agency in Wembley has sponsored a basketball club to help more young members of the Brent community get involved in the game.
Grey & Co made the £500 commitment as part of its community support programmes.
Abigail Grey, the agency’s owner, says: “When we heard about the work the Brent Bulls were doing in the community we knew we had to show our support. It’s a great project, run by people who not only love basketball but who are passionate about helping younger people in our community. We’re proud to be involved with the club and look forward to following their hoop adventures.”