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TODAY'S OTHER NEWS

Agents Do Charity - and there’s so much great work still going on…

Hello - Friday already so that means another Agents Do Charity, marking the wonderful work of our industry even in these most difficult of times.

Please let us know what you’re doing: an email to press@estateagenttoday.co.uk will be enough to ensure we tell the industry. 

Now, here we go…

Pete’s Dragons: An estate agency in Devon has recently supported the work of a suicide bereavement charity. Helmores has donated £200 to Pete's Dragons which is based in neighbouring Cornwall and provides comfort to those affected by suicide.

The donation will enable the charity to provide help local people by offering free support, information, financial assistance, and counselling.

Helmores Director, Rob Stoyle, explains what prompted the donation: "My family has experienced the support that Pete's Dragons provide. They are a wonderful bunch of caring people working so hard to help others get through incredibly sad and tough periods of their lives. We're delighted to be able to help them in some small way."

Helmores initial donation of £100 was match funded by the Karma Club, the charitable arm of industry supplier, the Estate Agent Content Club. The Karma Club match funds donations made by its members who use its EACC’s weekly content service.

A representative from Pete's Dragons says: "Thanks to Rob and the team at Helmores. We are so grateful they thought of us. Their generous donation will help us help local people who are affected by suicide."

You can find out more about the support Pete's Dragons offer here.

Agents Giving #IndustryActsofKindness: Agents Giving, the industry’s charity, has been sharing some of our sector’s brilliant work during the Coronavirus crisis, including …

Reapit GoodSam Volunteering: The team at Reapit have been busy doing a variety of good deeds such as making dinners, headbands, scrubs, shopping for the vulnerable, dog walking, serving food to hospitals, check in and chat, park ranger, food packing and food bank volunteering;

Mio: Jon Horton of Mio has decided to set himself a challenge on July 3 to raise £1,000 for Mind because right now someone you know might be struggling.  Jon will be cycling 88 miles of a national trail that stretches four county’s including footpaths,bridleways and byways and will be streaming live via Facebook at major landmarks along the way; 

Drivers & Norris: The agency will be honouring its sponsorship funds to the cancelled Beacon Festival for four local charities; Thames Valley Air Ambulance, Footsteps Foundation, First Steps Family Hub and The Tree House School;

Murray Lee of Deamview Estates  has been a true helping hand by raising money for NHS Charities Together by delivering chocolate eggs to locals self-isolating, GoodSam first responder volunteer shopping and delivering, driving for the “We Donate You Deliver” scheme providing meals to frontline NHS workers and most recently fundraised by dressing as a French onion seller cycling two miles to a friend’s house, his overall fundraising is totalling close to £6,000 for NHS Charities Together;  

Thorgills Estate Agents has collected over 250 bags of unwanted homeware and clothing from locals and organised home cooked meals for their local Brentford Homeless Centre since lockdown began and were instrumental in the relocation of the Hounslow Food Box.

Michael Stoop, chairman of Agents Giving comments: “It’s been so heart-warming to see the true acts of kindness our industry has shown during these extraordinary times and the fact you are all continuing your support locally shows a huge level of compassion”.

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