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Agents Do Charity - and it’s not just the London Marathon this weekend…

Hello and welcome to the end of the week - another opportunity to see how our industry is doing great work for good causes.

It’s London Marathon weekend at last, but our intrepid fund-raisers this week are using other events and ways to extract a little cash for charity. 

If you want to be featured here next week, just drop an email to press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll do the rest.

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Copafeel - The Beresfords marketing team braved the heights of the O2 climbing over the top of the famous 52-metre-high arena, in order to raise awareness and funds for cancer charity – CoppaFeel. 

After a difficult year, the Beresfords team decided to fundraise for CoppaFeel! because they understand the importance of encouraging individuals to get to know and check their bodies regularly. Sadly, we all know someone whose been affected by cancer so it’s a cause close to many.

Nicki Treffers, Beresfords’ marketing and new business director, completed the climb alongside the rest of her team Sunita Glover, Lizzy Drewett and Megan Fleming.

Nicki says: “It was a fantastic day climbing the O2 with the team and great to support such a worthwhile cause. CoppaFeel is an incredibly important charity and one which has helped so many people, male and female”.

CoppaFeel!’s mission is to ensure all breast cancers are diagnosed early and correctly and the charity aims to achieve this by encouraging everyone to check their breasts and pecs regularly from a young age, educate individuals on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and empower you to seek advice from a doctor if symptoms persist.

Donations can still be made via a Just Giving page here.

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Agents Giving: The annual Agents Giving Charity Ball, sponsored by Homelet and Let Alliance and supported by Reapit and Foxtons, was hosted at The Epsom Downs Racecourse last Friday and celebrated the outstanding fundraising efforts of the property industry.

The Kerfuffle Gin Bar helped the drinks flow while enjoying stunning balcony views over the historic Surrey racecourse at sunset. Strictly dancing entertained guests through dinner with Dancing with The Stars professional Joanne Banham and Guy Duggen from Wright Rhythm. The Band ‘Souled Out’ ensured everyone was on their feet dancing the night away!

The Fundraising Champions winners were proudly named at the ball announced by Agents Giving Patron Phil Spencer with Thomas Morris and Reeds Rains winning the joint Best Company Fundraising and Paramount and the Do It for Dom Team joint winners for Best Team Fundraising.

The Best Individual Fundraising was won by Jamie Aspland from Pygott & Crone, while Dawsons were crowned Best Social Media Campaign for their fundraising, sponsorship and support of charities, hospitals, schools and community causes. 

Propertymark were triumphant in the Best Creative category with their Big Family Walk – getting the industry moving. 

Nicol & Co and Godfrey Haire of Arun Estates took home the joint award for Special Fundraising. Nicol & Co for their ongoing support of The Grace Keely Childhood Cancer Trust, competitions for children during lockdown and raising funds for NHS Charities Together and for making hospital supplies. Godfrey’s tireless commitment to provide support and fundraising for The Rainbow Trust by daily 10k cycle challenges during lockdown and most recently donating one of his kidneys to his son Henry who has been ill since birth, the family and many others are supported by The Rainbow Trust.

Suppliers to the industry were also recognized with GoTo Group being successful in the Best Industry Supplier Fundraising category. 

A special industry award for Outstanding Contribution sponsored by Propertymark was won by Stephen J Brown for spearheading the highly successful computers for school’s campaign supporting children and their online learning during lockdown.  

The CSR award was won by Paramount with their fresh approach to CSR and their frontline charitable work to help make a difference to those in need in their local community.

Michael Stoop, chairman of Agents Giving, adds: “The Ball was an opportunity for the industry to come together for a night of glamour and celebration after the last 18 months. We were absolutely delighted to announce the Fundraising Champion Awards and all the winners should be very proud of what they have achieved for their local charities. We would like to thank our sponsors, supporters, donators, partners and guests for a wonderful evening”.

AudioActive, Care For Veterans, Wadars: Family-run West Sussex estate agent, Michael Jones and Company, has announced three local charities as their fundraising partners over the next year.

Michael Jones is celebrating its 30th anniversary and to mark this milestone, will be giving back to their community by supporting AudioActive (Music & Social Hub opening in the old Dorothy Perkins store in early 2022), Care for Veterans (Ex-service charity), and Wadars, Animal Rescue.

Michael Jones has pledged to donate £10,000 across the charities and will now begin to announce fundraising activities which will enable the charities to continue their valuable work.

Agents Do Charity - and it’s not just the London Marathon this weekend…

Mike Jones, group chief executive, says: "Staying firmly rooted in our hometown for so many years has allowed us to concentrate our support on the Worthing community by donating to charitable causes and sponsoring local people and organisations. 

In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we want to continue that tradition but take it further. We are thrilled to work with these three fantastic local organisations and look forward to seeing how we will all come together as a community and support them. 

We have some great fundraising events planned over the next several months, and we’d like to encourage as many of you to get involved as possible. We want to support the charities in the same way our customers have supported us over the last three decades.”

You can find out more about the fundraising plans, sign up for challenges and donate to the charities on the Michael Jones website.

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