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Agents Do Charity - back in the swing of things

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.

Agents Giving: Industry charity Agents Giving and its supporters returned to the countryside golf course of Donnington Valley, Newbury on 10 April hosted by chairman David Newnes and board director Gareth Samples.


Teams enjoyed a great afternoon of golf followed by a three-course dinner, raffle and charity auction hosted by Tim Simpkins of iamproperty. The golf day was a sell out with 18 teams attending and raising £10,500.

Team winners on the day were, in first place Valpal, second place Ferndown Estates and in third Place Drivers & Norris. Nearest the Pin winner John Young of Drivers & Norris, Longest Drive won by Conor Clarke of Rayner Personnel, the prestigious award of Best Dressed was awarded to the Reeds Rains team and the best individual score came from Anthony Jones of Valpal.

The next Agents Giving golf day will be at the Morley Hayes Golf Resort in Derbyshire on 26th September 2024 and is now open for team entries: https://agentsgiving.org/event/agents-giving-charity-golf-day-2

Additionally, entries and nominations are now open for the Industry Fundraising Champions Awards 2024

You can enter someone else or nominate yourself for the awards to highlight good deeds for charitable causes or a fundraising challenge.

The winners will be revealed at the Agents Giving Charity Ball with headline sponsor Reapit on Friday 12 July.

Agents Giving will also be awarding the Outstanding Contribution Award for Charity - this category sponsored by Propertymark allows anyone to nominate their very own charity person of the year.

The awards are free to enter, and you could be in with a chance of being recognised with one of these highly respected industry charity accolades. The deadline for award entries is Friday 31 May 2024, the categories are:
· Best Team Fundraising - Sponsored by The Valpal Network
· Best Company Fundraising – Sponsored by Stephen J Brown Consultancy
· Best Individual Fundraising – Sponsored by Mint Insurance
· Best Creative Fundraising – Sponsored by National Home Move
· Best Community Fundraising – Sponsored by Agents Giving
· Best Industry Supplier Fundraising -Sponsored by Agents Giving
· 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 PayProp
· Outstanding Contribution Award – Sponsored by Propertymark

Last year the ball was a sellout, bookings for tables are at £1,600 per table of ten or £165 per individual ticket. Book your tickets today to secure your place at the ball: https://agentsgiving.org/event/agents-giving-summer-ball/

Aconveyancing: Conveyancing firm Aconveyancing has launched the Crystal Maze Challenge in partnership with Conveyancing Foundation.

Taking place on Wednesday 26 June 2024 at the picturesque Mythe Barn in Atherstone, the Crystal Maze Challenge promises an exhilarating afternoon of camaraderie and excitement, with participants from across the property sector.

All funds raised will go directly to Action on Addiction, a charity project run by The Forward Trust, who work tirelessly for addiction to be treated as a serious mental health condition and for increased access to support, so that recovery can be possible for everyone.

Participants will embark on the thrilling Crystal Maze Challenge alongside colleagues, followed by a networking session, delectable food, and evening of more fun and entertainment.
Natalie Moore, founder of Aconveyancing and Conveyancing Foundation, said: “The Crystal Maze Challenge epitomises the power of collaboration within our industry. 

“It's more than just a game; it's a platform for bringing people together in the spirit of camaraderie, charity fundraising, and collaborative success. We're thrilled to unite with Conveyancing Foundation for a event that not only promises fun but also fosters meaningful connections and drives positive change within our community."

Jess Smith, chief operating officer of the Conveyancing Foundation, said: “We are incredibly excited to support such a pivotal event within the industry calendar with Natalie and the AConveyancing Team. Following the massive success of last year’s “It’s A Knockout” event and the continued focus on fun, charity fundraising and collaboration we are incredibly proud to support the ‘Crystal Maze’ event in 2024.”

“Action for Addiction and the work they do to provide access to support and treatment is invaluable to the thousands of people suffering from addiction.

“The opportunity to bring the industry together to for such a worthy cause is at the heart and soul of our mission at the Conveyancing Foundation."

Individuals and teams are encouraged to participate in this charitable endeavour. Legal Practices and business in the property sector can assemble full teams, while individual conveyancers are also welcome to join free of charge. The team entry fee, with a suggested donation is £500.


Propertymark: The Propertymark Trust has launched Prop X, its first-ever fundraising event, scheduled for The Millennium Point in Birmingham. 

Prop X will offer a unique and exciting opportunity for a whole day dedicated to knowledge-sharing and networking among property industry professionals, designed to echo the innovative TEDTalk format.

There will be presentations from 15 industry figures such as Heather Staff, Chris Webb and Simon Leadbetter.

Lauren Scott-Simpson, chairperson at The Propertymark Trust, said: "Prop X represents a pivotal moment for our Trust as we continue to provide essential support services to our members. We are committed to creating opportunities that foster collaboration and innovation within the industry."

Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/propx-tickets-881946414467?aff=oddtdtcreator

Manning Stainton: Estate agent Manning Stainton has backed a talented team of young volleyballers from Leeds, by providing smart new kits for them to wear at the World Volleyball Club Championships.

14 members of The Gorse Volleyball Club travelled to Italy last month to take part in the coveted Cornacchia World Cup, competing in the U17 category where the boys placed 12th. Manning Stainton donated £450 towards the new kits, ensuring the team competed in style.

Elaine Brown, director of volleyball at The Gorse Volleyball Club, said: “Our team held their own against international players and came up with some big wins. They have returned with a sense of confidence and high team morality.

“It was fantastic to have a new orange, pink and black kit to debut at the Volleyball World Cup which gave our young players a real sense of confidence and belonging on the international stage.” 

The team has also just competed in the Volleyball England National Finals at the National Volleyball Centre where they won in the Under 16s.

Mark Manning, managing director of Manning Stainton, said: “We’re proud to support these rising stars of volleyball’s future by helping out with their new kit requirements. The team has done brilliantly in its most recent competitions, and we wish them even more success over the coming year.”


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