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Agents Do Charity - an 'egg-cellent' week for fundraising

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this 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.

The Letting Partnership: The Letting Partnership has been busy collecting Easter eggs in support of The Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.


Staff collected 86 chocolate eggs to deliver to children who are sadly having to spend Easter in hospital this year.

Lewis Thomas and Catherine Boffee, who lead the brand’s charities and community team, delivered the eggs to their local hospital in Worthing, Sussex, to the children in the Blue Fin ward.

Clients have also donated £500 to the cause.

Find out more: https://www.thelettingpartnership.co.uk/2024-easter-egg-appeal/ 

Harrisons Homes: Harrisons Homes has been spreading a little Easter cheer this week. 

The property brand arranged for a very special visitor to surprise the children at a local school.

Children at Lynsted and Norton Primary School were treated to a visit from the Easter Bunny. They got to have a chat, pose for photos and were each treated to an extra chocolate egg ahead of the Easter holidays.

Harrisons has been working with the school since it started donating laptops as part of Stephen Brown's Computers for Schools programme. 

Harrisons’ managing director Chris Ellis, who organised the visit said: "We love organising this kind of thing, seeing the look on the children's faces is just magic, they get so excited. 
“We are pleased be able to support schools with by donating laptops, and we know the schools and the children appreciate having them. But it's doing things like this, helping the children to make special memories that we really enjoy being part of.”

Harrisons have gone all out this Easter. It has also had its office window decorated by local artist Cadell from Studio Lockington with a pretty Easter message to bring a bit of colour to the high street.

Principle Estate Management: Two brave staff members from Principle Estate Management climbed the cold and cloudy peaks of Snowdon to help raise more than £2,500 for a cancer patient.

Alanis Griffin, business development assistant at Principle, and Seran Fitzpatrick, a client services assistant with the firm, climbed the 3,560 foot mountain on Sunday 10 March.

The nine-mile fundraising walk was organised to support the manager of the Foundry Gym in Chelmsley Wood, whose daughter is battling with throat cancer at the aged of just 19.

Griffin said: “It was cold, it was cloudy, it was icy and it was hard work, but we were thrilled to get to the top of Snowdon

"It was all made worthwhile by the cause we were walking for. Everyone on what was called the Steps For Hope walk is committed to supporting Lisa’s daughter through her treatment journey.

“All funds raised will directly support her medical expenses and care, ensuring she has the resources she needs to fight her cancer.”

Joe Jobson, joint managing director at Principle, explained that the company has also made a donation to the fundraising campaign.

Jobson said: “What a great effort by Alanis and Seran, and what a great cause for them to have got involved with.

“We’re always proud of our staff when they make a difference to the community.”

Find out more and donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/steps-for-hope-the-foundry-gyms-mountain-walk-fo.

Barratt Homes: Housebuilder Barratt Homes has donated £1,500 to Richmond upon Thames charity, Skylarks.  

The charity works to support children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and their families. It provides a range of free activities for SEN children and their siblings, such as inclusive play, drama, karate, life skills and careers development to uplift children’s confidence and skills.   

The contribution from Barratt North Thames will help support the running costs of Skylarks as it continues to grow, enabling the charity to provide an inclusive environment for children with additional needs to build lasting relationships and the opportunity to develop through play, activities, and therapies.  

The donation comes from The Barratt Foundation, the housebuilder’s charity partnership, which supports children, young people and disadvantaged groups wherever Barratt Developments PLC, of which Barratt Homes is a part, operate across the UK.  

Marc Woolfe, sales and marketing director for Barratt North Thames, said: “Skylarks offers invaluable activities and advice for  children with disabilities and their families, and we are proud to support its running costs as it continues to grow. Building a thriving community is more than just building homes and we hope this donation will enable the charity to work with even more families this year.”  

Aaron Guiver, managing director at Skylarks, added, “On behalf of the entire charity, the children who we support and their families too, I want to express our heartfelt thanks to Barratt North Thames for their generosity. Skylarks offers a range of support that reflects the diverse needs of the children, young people and families that we work with. This donation will help us to continue to offer this support while we grow as an organisation.”  

Hilbery Chaplin: Essex-based estate agent Hilbery Chaplin has completed three different community based projects across its branches.

Supported by Agents Giving and Relocation Agent Network, the Hilbery Chaplin team has been out in the local area collecting Easter eggs for those who need them, collecting and donating more than 100 items for local Trussell Trust food banks and even litter picking in various locations requested by local people via Facebook.

Managing director Nick Chaplin said: “We are really proud of the area that we serve and I’m equally proud of my colleagues across Hilbery Chaplin who have worked tirelessly in March to demonstrate their commitment to the local community. 

“All I can say is thankyou to everyone who has helped and to the community at large who have supported our efforts.”


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