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Agents Giving: Industry group Agents Giving is partnering with the Only a Pavement Away charity for Winter Warmth Week.
The awareness raising week starts next Monday and aims to collect items including coats, jumpers and personal hygiene products to donate to local homeless charities and shelters.
The campaign comes as a time when many rough sleepers are starting to feel the effects of winter.
Agents can help by collecting warm clothing in your office and donating to your local hostels, food banks or homeless shelters.
David Newnes, chairman of Agents Giving, said: “Agents Giving is proud to be supporting the Winter Warmth Campaign with Only a Pavement Away and we urge you all to have a dig around in your cupboards for not only coats but warm items of clothing that you longer use or need”.
Register your involvement at: https://agentsgiving.org/event/donate-a-coat-campaign/
Estate Agent Content Club: Agents across the UK have helped raise more than £7,000 in under two weeks to support their local food banks and community help groups.
The money has been raised thanks to a ‘free’ guide created by a popular industry partner, the Estate Agent Content Club.
The eight-page guide – Coping with the Cost of Living – How to Make Your Money go Further- is filled with money-saving tips, ideas, and information on where to access support and help.
Jerry Lyons of the Estate Agent Content Club said: “The idea came about through a conversation with Asad Riaz of location Location. We need to help our communities in any way we can now, and agents are doing a lot to make things a little better.
“We came up with this guide and are distributing it to non-competing agents for free but with the strong suggestion that if agents want to share it with their audiences, they donate £100 directly towards a local foodbank of their choice.
“It’s part of ‘our content with a conscience’ approach.
“Since we launched the guide on 28 October, we have raised more than £7000 for great causes across the UK. It reinforces my belief that the estate agency industry leads the way when it comes to helping their communities.”
The guide is available to non-competing agencies only.
To find out if your area is still available, email Jerry@estateagentcontent.co.uk with the postcodes your agency serves.
Sullivans: Swansea-based Sullivans Estate Agents has been donating to local foodbanks and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for the past three years.
This year alone it has donated £2,000 to The Birchgrove Community Foodbank, £400 to SOS foodbank in Gorseinon and £625 to RNLI Mumbles.
It has also delivered more than 100 Christmas bags to the local foodbanks too.
The agent also makes donations to charities on completion of a sale.
Willmott Dixon: Construction expert Willmott Dixon has donated 10 laptops to support community groups in the Caerphilly county borough.
The contractor is currently working with Caerphilly County Borough Council to help deliver its ambitious house building programme.
Groups who have benefitted from the donation so far include Caerphilly Miners’ Centre, where the laptops are being used to support those using its dedicated Ukraine support café sessions. Risca’s We Connect café project has also received laptops to help local residents access online services.
Caerphilly Uniform Exchange, a recently established social enterprise, is using its donated laptop to help with record keeping and day to day running of the organisation.
Councillor Shayne Cook, the Council’s cabinet member for housing, said “As well as increasing the supply of affordable housing to help meet ever increasing demand in the county borough; the Council is committed to maximising the investment being made through our new build programme to deliver wider benefits for our communities.
“I’d like to thank Willmott Dixon for this generous donation, which will help many residents who may previously have been digitally excluded, as well as supporting the growth of local social enterprises.”
Ian Jones, director at Willmott Dixon, added: “During the construction of the projects we have delivered for Caerphilly County Borough Council, we have worked in a number of ways to support the local and wider community where we can. We were delighted to be able to make this donation of laptops as part of our social value commitment to help those people who need it most.”