There are many people in the estate agency industry who go above and beyond for charitable causes and their local communities.
This is your chance to give them the thanks they deserve.
You can enter the awards yourselves or nominate someone you know who has carried out some extraordinary good deeds for charitable causes in their local community or undertaken a fundraising challenge for charity.
Nominate now: https://agentsgiving.org/agents-giving-fundraising-champion-awards/
The shortlist will be revealed on 16 June and award winners will be announced at The Agents Giving Charity Ball sponsored by Callwell on Friday 14 July at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.
An Outstanding Contribution Award sponsored by Propertymark will also be awarded that allows anyone to nominate their very own charity person of the year.
The awards are free to enter and the deadline for entries is 30 May 2023, the categories are:
· Best Team Fundraising - Sponsored by The Valpal Network
· Best Company Fundraising – Sponsored by Stephen J Brown Consultancy in memory of his wife Sam Brown
· Best Individual Fundraising – Sponsored by Mint Insurance
· Best Creative Fundraising – Sponsored by National Home Move
· Best Community Fundraising - Zoopla
· Best Industry Supplier Fundraising - Foxtons
· Best Fundraising Campaign - Sponsored by Simply Conveyancing
· Special Fundraising Award – Sponsored by The Property Franchise Group
· Best Social Media Campaign Award – Sponsored by Social Angels
· Best Agency Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award – Sponsored by ESTAS
· Outstanding Contribution Award – Sponsored by Propertymark
The Last remaining tickets for the ball can be reserved at: https://agentsgiving.org/event/strictly-agents-dancing-charity-ball-2022/
Computers for Schools: Industry consultant and Agents Together mentor Stephen Brown’s Computers for Schools campaign has surpassed £130,000.
The initiative aims to purchase and donate computers, laptops and tablets to children and struggling families who lack access to IT devices.
The campaign aims to raise £200,000 and almost 1,300 devices have been distributed so far.
Brown said: “The recent large discrepancy in exam results between private and state schools and that Covid is not going away shows that there is still a massive need to support our future generation.
“Our industry is at the heart of the communities they serve and by donating much needed equipment we will be helping children that need it most maintain access to education. Your donation will make a huge difference in helping children reach their true potential.”
Find out more: https://gofund.me/74ed6e75
Hamptons: Staff at agency brand Hamptons have been marking Mental Health Awareness Week by raising money for charity partner Mind.
The company set a goal and asked each office to fundraise at least £100 for Mind over the course of the week.
Agents also took part in Wear it Blue, asking staff to wear blue on Wednesday 17 May in support of Mind.
So far this week, Hamptons has raised a total of £1,642 for the mental health charity, adding to their grand total of £10,000 raised so far this year and £40,000 since the partnership began.
Lesley Cairns, managing director at Hamptons, said: “Mental Health Awareness Week is a great opportunity for the business to come together to raise money and awareness for such a worthy cause.
"The importance of supporting those who suffer from poor mental to get access to help they need and deserve is crucial and we feel very passionate about doing what we can to help. Since partnering with the charity back in May 2022, we have raised £40,000, and we are keen to carry on doing what we can to support this great cause.”
If anyone would like to support and donate please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/team/hamptons-regions-2023
Conveyancing Foundation: The Conveyancing Foundation, in partnership with its charitable partners, has provided the first in a series of grants to Jessie Bishop, a post completion supervisor at Convey Law who participated in the London Marathon on 23 April for the mental health charity Mind.
The Foundation’s recently launched Charity Grant Scheme offers grant funding of up to £2,000 to boost fundraising efforts by property professionals for chosen charities.
Bishop completed the 26.2mile race in six hours 24 minutes, and 46 seconds, raising an impressive £3,000 for the charity.
She said: "It was an incredible experience, and I'm so proud of myself for completing the marathon.
"Knowing that I was running for a good cause kept me motivated throughout the race, and the cheering crowds were just amazing. It was such a challenge, but I'm so happy to have done it.
"I'm so grateful for the support I received from the Conveyancing Foundation, my colleagues at Convey Law, friends, and family.
"The donations we received will make a big difference to Mind and the mental health resources they provide. It was an experience of a lifetime, and I'm glad I did it for a good cause."
Lloyd Davies, chairman of the Conveyancing Foundation, added: “We are incredibly proud of Jessie for completing the London Marathon and raising funds for Mind.
“With the support of our generous partners, we look forward to awarding many more grants in the future."
Douglas Allen: Douglas Allen recently completed a charity day where they raised more than £1,000 in support of local charities including Haven House Children’s Hospice.
Kate Rosenthal, head of corporate and major donor funding at Haven House said: “Haven House Children’s Hospice is extremely proud to have been supported by Douglas Allen since the hospice opened its doors in 2003 and they are one of our longest supporters. Douglas Allen and its employees provide much needed support to the hospice through payroll giving, event sponsorship, branch fundraising and volunteering.”
It comes as the local East London and Essex estate agent marks its 50th birthday this year.
The estate agent, originally Douglas Allen Spiro, began in East London in 1973,
In 1991, Douglas Allen was bought by Arun Estates founder Paul Rooney, who partnered Douglas Allen with three more estate agency brands in the South East, Cubitt & West, Pittis and Wards, creating a network of more than 100 branches.
Hat and Home: Agency brand Hat and Home has extended its charity partnership to its new mortgage brokerage Milliner.
The company has a special relationship with Parkinson’s UK and has pledged to donate £10 to the charity for every completed mortgage as it joins Hat and Home in raising £200,000 by 2026.