Hello and welcome to the end of the week, which always means a round-up of our industry’s good work for charity. As usual it’s a wide range of activities being undertaken.
Please let us publicise your activities by dropping us an email and, if possible, some pictures and fund-raising details.
Send them firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take it from there. So, here we go…
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity: Let’s start with what sounds like a heroic charity event - the Marathon des Sables, with six marathons over six days in the Sahara Desert.
Chris Rosendale, the agency operations director at Yopa, has contacted us as he’s doing the epic exercise with Walking With The Wounded team - that’s an organisation to help injured former British Armed Forces servicemen and women in their career transition from the military to civilian life.
Chris is doing the marathons for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - he’s given no details of fund-raising, but more details are available from email@example.com. Good luck from everyone at EAT.
Agents Giving: The industry’s very own charity hits the ground - literally - for the Love Mud Challenge powered by Nuclear Races taking place on May 17 at Brentwood, Essex.
So if you or your children fancy a muddy challenge for charity then get signed up. It’s an award winning rush especially for rookies aged from four to 14 and with two rookie courses to choose from - the 1.5k and 3k - family members you can run alongside younger ones.
The grown-ups’ challenge is a 7km muddy obstacle race to test all levels of fitness so everyone can take part; with over 60 obstacles you choose how many and which ones your team take on.
It is 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.
You can follow the latest Love Mud news and announcement of teams as they sign up at #AgentsLoveMudChallenge. Sign up and then challenge another agency to take part.
London Youth Rowing: Winkworth Franchising has announced this charity as its new partner for 2020.
LYR is a London-based charity whose mission is to encourage disadvantaged young people across the capital to get active and improve their physical, social and mental wellbeing, whilst also helping to develop crucial life skills necessary for both the classroom and the workplace.
As with its previous charity support, this partnership will be led by Winkworth’s head office teams volunteering at LYR events, providing mentoring, workshops and work experience for young people as part of the Breaking Barriers programme, as well as the usual fundraising and challenge events.
Winkworth’s chief executive, Dominic Agace, says: “London Youth Rowing and Winkworth possess many of the same principles and we feel there’s a huge amount of potential to make an impact with those who benefit from the charity’s work. We’re all very much looking forward to supporting London Youth Rowing going forward – starting with volunteering at their biggest annual event, the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships, this month.”
Matt Rostron, the chief executive at LYR adds: “Our partnership with Winkworth over the coming year will not only support LYR in offering young Londoners the chance to experience rowing, many for the first time but will also hopefully open doors to future education and job pathways. We are both grateful and excited to see what the next year will bring.”
Positive Action In Housing: SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust has awarded £30,000 to charity Positive Action in Housing’s refugee housing education programme.
This will allow it to carry out its education programme for those from refugee, new migrant and other minority communities facing barriers to living in the private rented sector.
Glasgow-based Positive Action in Housing is a refugee and migrant homelessness charity that supports people through education on their rights, offering advice on welfare, money and accessing appropriate housing.
As part of the programme, a mix of face-to-face advice, information sessions, and online resources will be made available. It will include weekly outreach surgeries, themed workshops, mediation support for both landlords and tenants, and downloadable material for service users and volunteers.
The SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust was established to help improve Scotland’s private rental system by promoting and facilitating education, training and best practice within the sector by funding projects that provide tangible benefits to landlords, letting agents and tenants alike.
Further information on the Safe Deposits Scotland Charitable Trust funding application process and criteria are available here.