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Agents Do Charity - Inclusion, fund-raising and giving…

Hello, and we’re at the start of a long weekend - and as the weather (finally) improves, perhaps that’s the opportunity for even more people from our industry to do great work for good causes. 

Please let us know what you’re doing - just email press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and you could be here next week!

Enjoy the Bank Holiday and let’s salute these heroes of our industry… 

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: Foxtons and its LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion network held an event earlier this month to celebrate gender diversity.

The event followed recent work to ensure Foxtons’ Anti-Money Laundering process was trans-inclusive and of further work the agency says it’s taking to develop as a diverse and inclusive business, “representative of the communities we serve.”

Foxtons chief operating officer Patrick Franco says: “At Foxtons we’re proud to have built a diverse and inclusive business that represents the communities we work in and on IDAHOBIT we’re delighted to share our continued support for the LGBTQ+ community. By constantly challenging ourselves, and working with fantastic partners … we’re continuing to take a lead in the property sector to recognise all our customers equally.”

Foxtons has worked with charity The Beaumont Society, which exists to support trans people, whether they are members or not, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race creed or colour.

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Holding On, Letting Go: To celebrate raising £10,000 for Holding On Letting Go, Sittingbourne estate agents Harrisons Homes teamed up with the charity to hold a pop up stall in the town centre  recently.

Chris Ellis from Harrisons Homes says: “We had a wonderful day and it was fantastic for our staff to meet the team from Holding On Letting Go.  Shoppers and members of the public joined in with our raffle and tombola and hopefully learned something about this very important local charity too.”

A bottle of bubbly was cracked open and glasses raised in celebration, Chris Ellis pledged to continue the support for the children’s charity with more fundraising in future and a pledge to raise a further £10,000, bringing the total raised to £20,000, hopefully by this time next year!

All the staff at Harrisons have got behind the fundraising initiative which has only been running for 12 months, but has already raised enough money for the charity to support 30 children who are struggling with the loss of someone they love Fund raising initiatives organised by Harrisons included donating £50 for every house sale; holding raffles and a team member participating in a sponsored bike ride. Harrisons also worked with other local businesses to donate Christmas presents to the children being supported by Holding On Letting Go.

To find out more about Holding On Letting Go and their partnership with Harrisons Homes, take a look at the firm’s website here.

Agents Giving: The industry’s charity is again recognising the industry’s Fundraising Champions with The Agents Giving Fundraising Champion Awards, to be held on September 24 at the Epsom Downs Racecourse.

If you have already shared your fundraising news with Agents Giving and appear on the Agents Giving website, then you don’t need to do anything.  You will automatically be entered into the awards.  

If you have not yet shared with Agents Giving your fundraising initiatives, then there is still time to enter.  All you need to do is tell Agents Giving about your fundraising which took place between September 2019 and July 2021 by registering and uploading your details on the website.

The deadline is July 31 and details of categories, sponsors and the event itself can be found here.

The shortlist for all ten categories will be announced prior to the event and winners announced by Phil Spencer on the evening of Friday September 24.

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