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Agents Do Charity - how the property industry can help fight the virus

Hello and welcome to a special Agents Do Charity, given over entirely to a wonderful effort to coordinate the industry’s response to the call for volunteers and resources for the NHS.

We applauded the health service and care sector employees last evening and now there’s an opportunity to step up.

We’ve been contacted by a terrific project called Do Some Good led by property companies Greystar, SAY Consulting, deverellsmith, and Be original.


This is the story…

Greystar, SAY Consulting, deverellsmith, and Be Original have joined forces to create a central register where the industry can pledge support to the NHS and healthcare workers.

Do Some Good was launched earlier this year and the website will now act as a one-stop shop for businesses to offer space, supplies, manpower and other resources that will help the NHS to tackle the outbreak.

The property industry and its supply chain can sign up and offer help through Do Some Good in three main ways:

- Providing space, such as temporary beds for workers or car parking;

- Sourcing medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment;

- Offering operational support, such as logistics or facilities management.

The Do Some Good team will consolidate the industry’s efforts to make the allocation of resources more efficient and is also interested in hearing from volunteers.

Andrew Deverell-Smith, founder and chief executive of deverellsmith, says: The industry has always had people at its heart - now is the time to make sure that the people on the frontline have the right resources and supplies to truly make a difference. Offering operational support, storage facilities and equipment where possible will play a crucial role in alleviating pressures on the NHS.”  

If you or your organisation is looking to help, Do Some Good is looking to pool offers of assistance with the following:


- space for critical care beds;

- space and accommodation for NHS workers to self-isolate in (no individual flats);

- car parking spaces;

- storage space.

Medical Supplies:

- medical-grade masks;

- single-use gloves;

- face shields;

- respirators;

- other medical supplies.

Operational Support & Other Supplies (For temporary accommodation for NHS workers):

- management of residential facilities;

- management of logistics / storage;

- furniture procurement;

- cleaning and procurement of linen;

- toiletries

- cooked Meals

- food donations

- other donations.

More information on the Do Some Good platform.


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