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Agents Do Charity - summer support

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.



Agents Giving: The industry Dragon Boat Race organised by charity Agents Giving is back on 10 September.

Agents are encouraged to get involved with the event at Fairlop Waters in Chigwell, Essex. 

Each team can have up to 17 crew on the boat including a drummer. Shared boats are also available.

No fitness capabilities are required, you must be able to hold a paddle and sit upright in a boat. 

Agent teams are already coming out in force for an enjoyable day of fundraising on the water in aid of mental health charity MIND and for The Trussell Trust.

David Newnes, chairman of Agents Giving, said: “We are excited to return to the water this year, this is such a fun and memorable charity event, one that you won’t want to miss.”

Boats must be pre booked so secure your boat space before they sell out: https://agentsgiving.org/event/dragon-boat-race/ 


Iamproperty: Proptech firm iamproperty has raised £4,727 through charity events in July. 

The funds will support the company’s charity partner Tiny Lives Trust, which and cares for premature and sick babies and their families.

As part of the fundraising, iamproperty’s employees, family and friends held an annual  Family Fun Day at Newcastle Racecourse, raising £3,487. 

Raffle tickets were available on the day to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes, with all proceeds going into the charity pot.

Also in July, members of the team took on the gruelling 12k Total Warrior challenge which raised £1,180 – taking the total raised to £4,727.

Ben Ridgway, co-founder of iamproperty, said: “Raising as much money as possible for Tiny Lives Trust, which continues to be our charity of the year as voted for by our team, is really important to us.

“We’re proud of the team for their commitment to getting involved and supporting an important cause, which is local to our headquarters in Newcastle. Special recognition to the Total Warrior team, for taking on the challenge and raising over £1,000.”

Find out more and donate: https://www.tinylives.org.uk/.

Seraph Group: The Seraph Group took part in a branch-to-branch charity walk, from their James Douglas Sales and Lettings office in Pontypridd to Cardiff. 

The walk was more than 16.5 miles and took some 40,000 steps to complete.

20 team members took part in the walk, with others meeting at the various stops for ongoing support.

The company was fundraising for Noah’s Ark Childrens Charity and has raised more than £2,000.

Find out more and donate: https://www.justgiving.com/page/seraph-group

Michael Tuck: Staff at Gloucester-based Michael Tuck Estate and Lettings Agents are  celebrating the 40th anniversary of the business with a series of charity events.

Agents are holding or participating in 40 events during 2023 to support, raise funds and awareness for Sunflowers Suicide Support.

Team members have completed 27 tasks and have raised £8,220 so far with another £2,000 to be added to the total following a golf day.

Find out more: https://www.michaeltuck.co.uk/about-us/40-years-of-michael-tuck-gloucester/

LionHeart: Surveyors have raised almost £8,000 by taking part in a Bushtucker Trail Charity Challenge for LionHeart, the independent charity for RICS professionals.

Staff from Countrywide Surveying Services, SDL Surveying, e.surv and Sava took part.

The virtual challenge took place over the course of June and consisted of training academy teams of 25 competing against each other to see how far along ‘The Bushtucker Trail’ route they could move over the course of the month by walking, running, cycling and swimming.

The trail ran from Melbourne to Cairns which takes in the entire East Coast of Australia and is approximately 4,800 kilometres – just shy of 3,000 miles. 

The progress of the teams was captured via the Strava app, plotted on the Bushtucker Trail charity map, with updates posted on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter under the hashtag #BushtuckerTrail.

The teams raised a combined £7,665 in sponsorship during the challenge.

Carolyn McDonald, corporate fundraiser at LionHeart, said: “We absolutely loved the enthusiasm – and good-humoured sense of competition – of this challenge and seeing all the pictures and posts on LinkedIn. 

“We know the firms enjoyed the team-building aspect of the challenge but what was really lovely was that they never lost sight of the aim, which was to raise as much money as possible to help us help their fellow surveyors. We’re grateful to all the individuals who took part and to all those who donated to support their efforts, as well as to the firms for coming up with the idea and driving it forward. 

“There is already talk of planning a similar 2024 challenge which we’re very excited about, especially as this would fall in LionHeart’s 125th Anniversary year.”

 Find out more: www.lionheart.org.uk

Dawsons: Swansea estate agency Dawsons has outlined its charity work after receiving two fundraising awards at the Agents Giving Annual Ball earlier this month.

Fundraising activities includes its annual week long food bank collection supporting the development of the Go Underhill community venue and park in Mumbles and raising money for the Morgans Army and Cash 4 Kids charities.

It also provides supplies for the Markers for Mindfulness campaign and sponsored the child safety wristbands at the Wales Airshow.

Dawsons is currently planning its next fundraising event on 23 September, climbing Snowdon as a in for MNDA Climbing Snowdonia.


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