Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Society/Epilepsy Society: These two marvellous charities are receiving funds from The Conveyancing Foundation.
Each has received £1,000 after being nominated by staff at Convey Law; its clients raised the money by taking part in the Foundation’s Charity Lotto.
Lauren Forbes, a Conveyancer at Convey Law, nominated SANDS as a worthy recipient of a charity donation in recognition of the support her brother and his wife received after their baby Finn was tragically stillborn at 32 weeks in 2013.
She says: “SANDS really helped my brother Kyle and my sister-in-law Hannah when their little boy Finn was stillborn. Even when they went on to have their daughter April, who is now seven, my brother found it hard to walk past the delivery suite Finn was born in when he visited April and Hannah.
“SANDS provided vital help and support to them after an awful tragedy that no-one ever expects to go through when they have a baby. As their experience showed, it is not an event you can just get over but something that is always with you that you learn to live with through the invaluable help of organisations like SANDS.”
The Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services. It was nominated for help by epilepsy sufferer Stefan Lewis-Davies, who works in the Finance Department of Convey Law.
Stefan, who was only diagnosed in 2013, said the society helps to provide vital support to sufferers and also raise awareness of the life-threatening condition. He says: “I have suffered multiple seizures over the last eight years, the most recent towards the latter end of 2020. Each seizure can be different and life-threatening.”
Agents Giving: The Agents Giving Charity Ball sponsored by HomeLet and Let Alliance and supported by Reapit and Foxtons will take place on Friday September 24.
Michael Stoop, chairman of Agents Giving, says: “We have read about so many wonderful fundraising events and seen examples of truly heartwarming stories – well done to everyone. This once again highlights that there are so many of you doing some fantastic charity, fundraising and community work and have been during some challenging times”.
Here’s the shortlist for the Fundraising Champions Awards 2021;
Best Team Fundraising – Sponsored by National Home Move
Paramount; Pygott & Crone; Thomas Morris; Dawsons; Drivers & Norris; Hammond Property; Do It for Dom; Propertymark
Best Company Fundraising – Sponsored by Stephen J Brown Consultancy in memory of Sam Brown
Pygott & Crone; Spicerhaart; Quealy & Co; Harrisons Homes; Dawsons; Thomas Morris; Reeds Rains; College & County
Best Individual Fundraising – Sponsored by The Property Franchise Group
Naomi Webborn – Dawsons; Godfrey Haire – Arun Estates; Jen Newton – Thomas Morris; Emma Vigus – MIO; Kerry Banks – KCB Properties; Jamie Aspland – Pygott & Crone; Murray Lee – Dreamview Estates; Paul Booker – Waterside Properties
Best Creative Fundraising – Sponsored by Estate Agent Content
Pygott & Crone; MIO Women in Residential Property; Dawsons; Thomas Charles Lettings; GoTo Group; Propertymark
Best Community Fundraising – Sponsored by Zoopla
Thomas Morris; Dawsons; KCB Properties; EBH Residential; Henry Simms; Dreamview Estates
Best Industry Supplier Fundraising – Sponsored by Just Move In
JP Gardner & Associates; The Estate Agent Content Club; SJB Consultancy; Propertymark; GoTo Group
Best Fundraising Campaign – Sponsored by Foxtons
Pygott & Crone; Dawsons; SJB Consultancy; Maxine Lester; Harrisons Residential; KCB Properties; Reeds Rains
Special Fundraising Award – Sponsored by Broomham Recruitment
Henry Simms; Pygott & Crone; Naomi Webborn - Dawsons; LSL Property Services; SJB Consultancy; Dawsons; Nicol & Co; Godfrey Haire – Arun Estates
Best Social Media Campaign Award – Sponsored by J P Gardner & Associates
Pygott & Crone; Dawsons; Vouch; Drivers & Norris; Ambitious Group; GoTo Group
Best Agency Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award – Sponsored by ESTAS
Dawsons; Your Move; Thomas Morris; Paramount; Urban Patchwork
Outstanding Contribution Award – Sponsored by Propertymark
Winner will be announced on the evening of the Agents Giving Charity Ball.