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28th Jun


Whales, Wendy Houses and World Cup rake in the cash on Agents Giving Day

The first ever Agents Giving Day, held on Saturday 21st June, raised in excess of £5,000 for good causes and the pounds are still rolling in. The aim of the day was to unite agents across the UK in fundraising efforts, for a 24-hour period, bringing communities together to have fun and support the Agents Giving effort.

Paramount Properties held a World Cup Day in the office in which every member of staff had to dress as their allocated country (even during property viewings!) and bring in food originating from that country to sell. Paramount West Hampstead raised £3,500 from sponsorship and sales.

Trend & Thomas had a Wendy House in their office and invited children from local schools and nurseries to come and decorate it for £1 a go. The fully-decorated Wendy House will be assembled and auctioned off. Trend & Thomas has raised £575 so far and has matched this total to bring the final sum to £1,200.

Reapit ran a “Beat the Whale” competition in the form of a football penalty shoot-out, defended by Simon Whale, at the Lettings Live Conference which has raised £500 so far.  £230 from agents taking part, Reapit then donated £190 for the 38 contests which Simon lost and also donated £80 to round this up to £500.

Simon Whale, Director at Reapit and subject of the shoot-out, commented: “Reapit is delighted to be a supporter of Agents Giving. We all had great fun on our stand at Lettings Live with #beatthewhale, and I think the agents enjoyed having the opportunity to pelt me with footballs too! I’m just glad we opted for the foam ball. Thank you to everyone that took part.”

Peter Knight, Agents Giving Chairman, commented: “The first Agents Giving Day has been a success with agents across the country getting together and engaging in a whole range of activities.

“We raised over £5,000 for good causes and would like to thank all the agents who gave up their time to participate. We hope that a by-product of all this is to demonstrate the charitable nature of agents and boost our reputation.”


Issued on behalf of Agents Giving For further press information, please contact Neil Mackwood or Jamie Till at The Wriglesworth Consultancy on / or 020 7427 1400
About Agents Giving
Agents Giving was launched as The Estate Agency Foundation (The EAF) in November 2007 and was rebranded in February 2014 in order to expand its opportunities to support charities. It has the following objectives:

  • Agents Giving encourages and supports agents throughout the UK to raise funds for charitable causes
  • Agents Giving brings together the whole industry to contribute to charitable causes throughout the UK
  • Agents Giving raises funds from supporters’ activities and central fundraising events which will be distributed to established and recognised charities in the UK

Supported Charities
Subject to conditions, Agents Giving will augment donation made by supporters to their local charities by 10%

Agents Giving will also support St. Mungo’s Broadway

Key Personnel
Patron        Phil Spencer
Chairman    Peter Knight

•    The ‘top-up’ contribution from Agents Giving is limited to £500 per donation. A single donation is defined as agents/branches of one brand proposing to give at the same time to the same charity
•    The offer is subject to funds being available and will be processed on a first come first served basis
•    The Board of Agents Giving can decline donations to charities that do not meet our criteria. All charities must be UK based

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