Agents are being encouraged to use their offices as collection point for chocolate eggs of all shapes, sizes, and themes which you can then donate to your local food bank who will distribute them to people struggling in the current times.
Agents Giving said: “When people are facing hardship treats like chocolate eggs are simply unaffordable so this is where we can all help to make a big difference by making these generous donations.
“With egg donations food banks can supplement the basic food parcel to local families and help bring a smile to children receiving their egg.”
The Guild of Property Professionals, Relocation Agent Network, Paramount, Drivers & Norris, Thomas Charles, Griffin Residential, Stephen J Brown Consultancy, Dawsons and many others are all holding their own Easter collections around the country to help local children.
Find out more and sign up to donate: https://agentsgiving.org/event/support-your-local-foodbank-and-help-families-in-crisis/
Wards: Nominations are now open for The Wards Children’s Awards.
The event celebrates and honours some incredible children, young people, families and charities that face adversity across the South East of England with an afternoon of recognition and fun.
In 2023, Wards estate agents, founded by Paul Rooney, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the awards.
There are six categories with multiple age ranges that children, young people, families and charities can be nominated for including, Triumph Against Adversity, Exceptional Carer and Young Fundraiser.
If you know of a child, young person, family or charity who has triumphed against adversity or has done incredible things to support those around them, nominate them here: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/features/wards-awards-2023/?utm_source=KM&utm_medium=article+&utm_campaign=childrensawards&utm_id=CA-PR
Conveyancing Foundation: The Conveyancing Foundation has launched an emergency appeal in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Turkey and Syria earthquake relief efforts.
It will be funded through the Foundation’s industry renowned Charity Lotto, which is being opened to the public.
Supporters will be raising funds that will help DEC charities support survivors in Turkey and Syria after the devastating earthquakes.
A £20 entry could provide blankets to keep two people warm, £25 could provide emergency food for a family for ten days and £50 could provide emergency shelter for two families
Over the coming months the Foundation hopes to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the appeal and asks all to take part in their Charity Lotto and make a £20 donation to be entered into the prize draw.
Participants will be in with a chance of winning, £500 cash, a luxury weekend break for two, £150 in M&S vouchers, an Echo Dot smart speaker and bottles off champagne.
The Conveyancing Foundation has also been chosen as the British Conveyancing Awards official Charity Partner for the second year running.
All donations at the awards will be allocated to the Foundation’s earthquake appeal.
Lloyd Davies, chairman of the Conveyancing Foundation, said: “The Foundation’s Earthquake Appeal Charity Raffle was launched to help to raise thousands of pounds for the estimated 23m people who have been directly impacted by the Turkey – Syria earthquakes, and urgently need aid to survive.
“Together, we can make a significant difference to the people in Turkey and Syria who desperately need our support at this impossible time.”
Cubitt & West: Agency brands Cubitt & West, Douglas Allen, Pittis and Wards have donated £100 to local community food banks every time they attend a property valuation.
The campaign, led by group managing director Aldo Sotgiu, has raised more than £750,000 so far, helping more than 90 individual food banks.
On top of these generous donations, agents have been visiting their local food banks to learn, volunteer and raise awareness of the local food banks in their area.
These four estate agents have been supporting their local communities, providing support to local charities through their local community foundations and in partnership with The Paul Rooney Family Foundation, for many years now.
Sotgiu said “It has been a truly humbling experience for all of us to learn more about how food banks support our local communities.
“To be able to support and provide in a way that gives back to our community is a great feeling and there is still so much more help we need to give over the coming months.”
This won’t be the end of charitable endeavours for the estate agents as, for the second year running, they will be supporting vital funds for their charity partner, The Children’s Trust, and are planning a year filled with charitable activities and challenges.