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Agents Do Charity - charitable collaborations

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week.

If you have a charitable event or donations you think the rest of the industry should know about, please email us on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk, or get in touch via our social platforms, and we’ll do the rest.



Propertymark: Agency trade body Propertymark has donated £5,200 to industry charity Agents Giving. 

The organisation recently raised £1,200 in a single day through an action packed dragon boat event on 10 September 2023 that brought people together for a fun filled day of hitting the lakes for a truly great cause.  

Jason Lee, commercial manager at Propertymark, said:  “Propertymark is proud to have raised these much-needed funds for this amazing charity, Agents Giving are involved in truly amazing work with estates and lettings agents to help support communities. Propertymark very much look forward to working alongside the team again soon and encourages all members to participate in their events where possible.”  

David Newnes, chairman of Agents Giving, added: “On behalf of everyone at Agents Giving we would like to thank the Propertymark team for their amazing fundraising donation and for all their support to the charity, this donation will go a long way to help the charities we are supporting this year - MIND, The Trussell Trust and the Agents Giving grant fund supporting agents with their fundraising efforts.”

Crest Nicholson: Local housebuilder Crest Nicholson is supporting The Witney and West Oxfordshire Foodbank on behalf of the community at its Colwell Green development, in Oxfordshire. The housebuilder has set up a donation point at its Colwell Green Sales Suite for visitors and residents to donate non-perishable items the foodbank needs, to support people who are in need.

Crest Nicholson Chiltern has also set up a donation point in its office and is participating in Witney Foodbank’s reverse advent calendar. Each day in November, employees add a specific item to the donation point that the foodbank needs, such as soup, shower gel, and long-life milk, helping to ensure the foodbank is stocked with a range of items.

Crest Nicholson has also sponsored the foodbank, which will enable it to top up the donations with missing items and purchase fresh food. Members from the Crest Nicholson team recently visited the charity to learn more about how it supports those in the local community with access to essential supplies when they’re struggling.

Charlie Joseph, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson Chiltern, said: “We are proud to partner with Witney Foodbank to help them continue to provide vital support to those in our community who are facing hardship. With an uptick in the number of people, including children, requiring packages of food and other essentials, foodbanks in the UK are under immense pressure.

“At Crest Nicholson, we’re committed to helping the wider community in Witney and the surrounding areas; and are incredibly grateful for the work that Witney Foodbank is doing to provide emergency relief to those in crisis. The Foodbank greatly encourage people to donate tinned goods and meat that have a long shelf life, including long-life milk, teabags, instant coffee and chocolate. The collection point is located in our sales suite, and we’d encourage anyone who is able to donate essential, non-perishable food items. We are open from Friday to Monday, 10am until 5pm each week, and are extremely grateful for any supplies from residents and visitors.”

Stephanie Deslandes at Witney and West Oxfordshire Foodbank, added: “We are thankful to Crest Nicholson for their support to our foodbank, which will help us to provide nutritionally balanced food for at least three to five days for people in crisis. It is key for us to get support from local businesses to ensure we can continue to be there for people when they really need us, especially amidst the ongoing cost of living crisis. Thanks again, Crest Nicholson.”

&Co Group: The &Co Group turned Peter Ball & Co and Alexander & Co Pink recently to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer NOW! 

The brand collected more than 200 unwanted bras that will be reconditioned and sent to third world countries. 

The event also raised more than £300 on the day for Breast Cancer NOW.

Agents Giving: Agents have helped raise more than £9,000 by taking part in The Great British Property cycle challenge.

Participants cycled 7,357.22 miles and raised £9,400 for charity.

The industry wide Great British Property Cycle challenge has been running through October and had aimed to cycle 5,000 miles and raise funds for MIND, The Trussell Trust and the Agents Giving Grant Fund.

Find out more and donate: https://agentsgiving.org/the-great-british-property-cycle/

Barratt David Wilson Southern Counties: Housebuilder Barratt David Wilson Homes’ Southern Counties division is celebrating a record-breaking fundraising success for its Charity of the Year, St Barnabas House. 

Following several fundraising activities over the last month, including a golf day and charity hike, the housebuilder has raised over £110,000 for the hospice, which is located in West Sussex.

The brand kicked off its fundraising efforts with The South Coast Walk, with eight members of the Southern Counties division trekking 100 kilometres which raised over £36,000 towards the total.

The division’s annual Charity Golf Day and Evening Gala, held in September, rounded up the summer fundraising activities, with the events attended by key stakeholders, employees and guests from the charity. The event raised £75,000 for the charity.

Julian Hodder, managing director of Barratt David Wilson Southern Counties, said: "We are thrilled to share the staggering total raised over the past couple of months by our employees and partners, adding to the almost £4,000 already raised earlier this year. This is going to make a huge difference to the charity, and we are so grateful to all of our stakeholders and colleagues who have come together to support such a great cause. 

“We have a few more activities pencilled in for the rest of the year and look forward to seeing our fundraising total continue to grow for the team at St Barnabas House.”


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