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A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week.

If there are charitable endeavours 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.

Mishon Mackay: The team at Mishon Mackay joined forces with Rotary volunteers to collect used Christmas trees and raised an impressive £6,000 for local charities.


Mishon Mackay employees, along with 20 Scouts and 35 Brighton and Hove Soiree Rotary Club volunteers, delivered more than 8,000 flyers around the Hove and Portslade area to promote the charity Christmas tree collection service. Residents were invited to book a slot online to have their Christmas tree collected for a minimum donation.  

The three-day collection event, carried out by Jackson Waste Disposal Group, resulted in the successful gathering of more than 650 Christmas trees from the community between 6th and 8th January. These trees will now be responsibly recycled into soil or compost, contributing to a greener and healthier environment.

The funds will be dedicated to the Rotary Club's selected charities, which include FareShare, Little Green Pig, and Pelican Parcels.

Alex Mackay, co-founder of Mishon Mackay, said: “We’re really pleased to again be supporting our friends at the Rotary Club and help raise some much-appreciated money for local charities. What a great start to the year!”

Pip Wietz, president of the Brighton & Hove Soiree Rotary Club, added: “We are delighted to have raised over £6,000 through our Christmas tree collection fund-raising this year and always have great fun working with the team at Mishon Mackay. It’s fantastic to have their support.”

Dean Jackson, operations manager of Jackson Waste Group, added: “What a fantastic effort from all involved. Collecting and recycling 650 Christmas trees comes with its challenges and even against some mechanical issues and snowfall we managed to achieve a great result.”



David Wilson Homes: Developer David Wilson Homes has donated £250 to Bishops Stortford Foodbank.

The housebuilder is behind the new Sawbridge Park development in Bishops Stortford.

Marc Woolfe, director of sales for David Wilson North Thames, said: “Foodbanks are a lifeline for so many, and unfortunately with rising costs this winter, the dependency is expected to only increase over the next few months. 

“Charities like the Bishop’s Stortford Foodbank are a vital pillar of our community and supporting them in any way is needed. We are honoured to extend our support to the foodbank, whose tremendous work serves as a reminder that there is so much good in the world, and that there is always support for those in need. We hope this donation will allow for the foodbank to support more individuals in the community.”

Bill Macdonald, chairman of Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank, added: “We have been incredibly busy at the Food Bank this winter – we have seen demand soar, up more than 30% from the same period in 2022.  

“However, I am pleased to say that due to the support of the local community we have been able to respond positively to every person who came to us for help.  We are therefore extremely grateful for all the individuals, groups and businesses that have supported us financially, including David Wilson (North Thames).  Our New Year wish is for a world where Food Banks are no longer needed, but in the meantime we would like to thank you for making it possible for us to help those in food poverty in Stortford and Sawbridgeworth.”


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