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Agents Do Charity - a reminder we’re here to help through the virus

Hello and welcome to the latest ADC, your regular Friday round-up of great work being done by agents, suppliers and others in our industry.

The news this week has made us all realise how long the current challenges will continue, so here’s a gentle reminder that if you are still able to fund-raise for charity (and we hope you can) then please let us know.

Just email us at press@estateagenttoday.co.uk - thank you.



Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity: Lord Andrew Hay, who recently retired from his role as Global Head of Residential at Knight Frank, has completed his 1,000k trek along one of the most historic routes in Europe.

Even more impressive is that he has raised over £60,000 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families with a seriously ill child.

Following his retirement after 37 years at Knight Frank, Andrew, from Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, decided to walk The Camino de Norte. He began the walk in August, having postponed in April, due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Walking alone along Spain’s Atlantic coast and finishing at ‘The End of the World’ in Finisterra, Andrew covered up to 42 kilometres a day for 35 days. He successfully completed the challenge and arrived safely home on September 9, to start his 14 days quarantine.

"I am so proud to have completed my 1,000k challenge and more importantly to have been able to support the wonderful Rainbow Trust. Thank you to all those who donated so generously and "thank you" to all the heroes at Rainbow Trust both at HQ and the amazing family support teams and the superb work they do.”

Zillah Bingley, Rainbow Trust Chief Executive, adds: “We are thrilled that Andrew has safely completed his incredible trek, which he undertook to support the work of Rainbow Trust. His fundraising total currently sits at an amazing £63,500! This tremendous amount could fund all the costs of a Family Support Worker for one whole year, along with an additional 730 hours of support. From all of us at Rainbow Trust- and the families we support- we offer our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Andrew for all that he has achieved.”


Agents Giving Mud Challenge: This event is going ahead on Sunday October 4, despite the latest Coronavirus restrictions.

As a reminder, the challenge is a 7km obstacle race to test all levels of fitness so everyone can take part.  

The race has been given the safety go ahead by Public Health Essex and some additional safety measures have been put in place to keep everyone safe such as a reduced numbers, smaller grouping areas, touch-less check-in, temperature checks, obstacle sanitation, fewer obstacles and face coverings for check-in, no food or drink stalls or spectators.  

A maximum of 5 racers can race together.  The car park is positioned directly next to the entrance so to make parking, check-in and starting and exiting a quick and easy as possible.

More details here.

March CE Primary School, Chichester: The primary school in Westhampnett, near to Barratt Homes’ Madgwick Park development, has benefitted from year-long practical help from creating the school’s peace garden to replacing old leaking sheds. 

They also offered several hours of people power at March’s community events, supplying lots of tea and coffee to the troops, and donated high vis jackets and bags so that the children can be safe on the way to and from school.

Agents Do Charity - a reminder we’re here to help through the virus

Barratt also stepped in when the school lost an entire boundary fence following storm damage, putting up a temporary fence that was replaced within hours by a permanent one – helping to keep the site secure and children safe.

Barratt Homes offers community support to schools and organisations in the area where it is building new homes. including the Barratt Homes’ Community Fund, which is a dedicated financial resource that helps to support local causes which improve the quality of life for those living in the region.


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