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7th Feb

2017

The Rightmove Grant has helped agents across the UK raise more than £1.2m last year alone

Agents Giving is pleased to announce that Rightmove has committed another year of supporting the property industry’s fundraising efforts with its grant, and over the last two years it has helped agents raise more than £1.2m for over 70 charities.

Rightmove launched the grant to support the fundraising activities for all letting agents, estate agents, house builders and developers. When planning a charity event, dedicated organisers can apply for the support grant of up to £1,000, through the Agents Giving website.

Zoe Ryder, Sales Negotiator at Sowerbys, who has benefited from the grant, comments: “Over the last 6 years, I have been raising money for Dereham Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer after my brother was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 29. Sadly he passed away at 35, but he has left us a legacy, the annual Lee Parker Memorial Dance. The dance is held in our local village hall, with the The Lee Vasey Band performing. To stage an event like this has a lot of upfront costs and this is where the Rightmove Grant has helped us.

“In the past Rightmove has helped us raise money by donating goods for the raffle, but when I spoke to our account manager and told him about the dance, he introduced me to the Rightmove Grant. It was easy to apply for, and we were given a significant amount of money towards the event. The grant helps pay for the venue and the band, meaning that more money raised can go to our charities, and this year we will be giving back to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, as well as our two charities.”

Zoe continues: “The money raised has a huge impact on our charities and over the years we have raised over £12,000. This year, we hope to beat our record and raise over £5,000 alone for Dereham Cancer Care. This money will then help pay the rent and heating costs for the centre next year, meaning that all other funding raised by the charity or other fundraisers can be spent on other services, which has supported families like ours. We are extremely thankful for Agents Giving and Rightmove who have support us with fundraising, the grant has helped us to help others.”

Peter Knight Chairman of Agents Giving, adds: “We love hearing stories like Zoe’s and it is exactly why we exist, to help fundraisers raise more for their chosen charities. We would like to encourage the industry to take a leaf out of Zoe’s book and get involved. Over the last two years we have raised more than a million pounds for over 70 charities, and we want to see that rise this year!”

For more information on Agents Giving, please contact Yvonne Martin – Tel: 01372 370895 / or info@agentsgiving.org / or visit the website at www.agentsgiving.org

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Editor’s Notes

Agents Giving

Agents Giving is the recognised charity for the UK property industry.

Working with its patron, TV presenter and property expert Phil Spencer, and through its partnership with Rightmove, the charity is focused on supporting national and local causes.

Agents Giving encourages, supports, and promotes agents’ fundraising efforts in order to raise as much money for their nominated causes, whilst having fun and enjoying working as a team.

Agents Giving also organises fun events throughout the year, bringing the UK property industry together to make a real difference to our national and local charities.

For more information about Agents Giving and how you can work with them to fund your special cause, please visit: www.agentsgiving.org

For further press information, please contact Emma Horton or Clodagh Foley at Foundation PR Ltd on: emma@foundation-pr.co.uk or Clodagh@foundation-pr.co.uk / T: 020 7580 2492

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