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Agents Do Charity - just two weeks before Christmas…

Hello again and with just two weeks to go before the festivities begin, there’s a definite ramping up of fund-raising for good causes.

If you have any to squeeze in before year-end, please let us know! We’re on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’d love to see your videos, pictures and fund-raising news.

Now, sleigh bells at the ready, here we go…

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Horsforth and Pudsey Football Teams/Pudsey Community Project: Leeds-based estate agent, HOP, which has offices in Horsforth and Pudsey, is supporting communities in both towns through a new charity partnership and the sponsorship of four children’s football teams. In addition, HOP’s Pudsey branch has formed a new partnership with Pudsey Community Project and become a drop off point for donations to the charity, which was founded by Pudsey Parish Church to provide community, youth, children and poverty resources.

Rich Hare, who leads HOP’s sales team in Horsforth, says: “As a successful local business, we’re extremely proud to play a role in the communities that we operate within. Pudsey Community Project has been a valuable lifeline for many people through the pandemic. 

“Most of those working for the project are volunteers, meaning they are unable to open their facilities every day of the week, so offering our office as a safe place for those who wish to donate is the least we can do.”

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Ty Hafan: Newport agency Nuttall Parker has linked with local charity Ty Hafan in a campaign called Homes For Families. 

Nuttall Parker is donating £50 of every sales fee for every home they sell over the next 12 months, as well as staging a Christmas jumper day and a branch to branch charity walk. 

Manager Lesley Woodsford-Lloyd says: "The team are proud to be partnered with Ty Hafan and helping the local community. Ty Hafan provides care and a home for many life-limited children and their families across Wales and it was important to work with a charity focussing on homes, we look forward to supporting this cause long term and giving back to a special cause."

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For Life’s Great Causes: Estate agency Ashtons has created a calendar with all proceeds going to this great charity.

The agency tells EAT: “The calendar reflects time in lockdown, capturing moments when time stood still, and discovering the beautiful surroundings of Hertfordshire. All photography was captured by members of the Ashtons team and features some of the region’s most loved quiet spots and countryside, truly showcasing the splendour of the county we all call home. There are seasonal images on each page of the A4 calendar, together with spacious date grids offering plenty of room to organise your important dates.”

In 2022 the agency wants to raise £10,000 for the For Life’s Great Causes charity campaign. The calendar costs £8 and can be ordered here.

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Lewis Manning Hospice: South of England agency LeaderFox is sponsoring Lewis Mannings Christmas tree collection this year and will be donating £20 for every Elf board put up. 

And the agency tells us: “Why Elf? We thought it would be fun for the kids (and adults) rather than our boring generic agency boards and after all who doesn’t love Buddy from Elf?”

The agency is also a drop off point for Amelias Rainbow toy appeal. These toys are given to poorly children with life threatening illnesses.

More details here and here.

Agents Giving: The Agents Giving Christmas Stocking campaign supporting local food banks is off to a flying reindeer start! Agents and suppliers have been very generous by getting involved with their time, support, collections and donations to their local food banks; special thanks from the charity go to Drivers & Norris, Paramount, Thomas Charles, Dawsons, Absolute, TDS and RAN for all your amazing supporting.

You can also help spread some Christmas cheer by filling a stocking with goodies to donate to your local food bank, meaning in addition to the basic food parcel those in need will receive the extras that everyone loves at Christmas.  

Items the food banks are in need of to provide an extra helping hand this festive season are:

  • Boxes of chocolates

  • Selection boxes

  • Chocolate oranges

  • Tubes of sweets

  • Hanging chocolates for the tree

  • Christmas crackers

  • Chocolate coins

  • Christmas cakes & bars

  • Christmas biscuits

  • Christmas puddings

Agents Giving says: "Collect up what you can in your office, ask your community and other local businesses to support you, pop into a stocking of any size and donate onto your local food bank who will be delighted to receive your support."

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