The third annual Agents Giving Charity Ball, hosted at The Lancaster London Hotel, celebrated the outstanding fundraising efforts of the property industry, which has succeeded in raising over £1m for charities across the country.
The night saw some of the industry’s biggest characters take to the floor in a Strictly Come Dancing dance-off.
Eleven formidable industry characters took up this amazing challenge of ‘Strictly Agents Dancing’, a mixture of agents, suppliers and consultants dancing with tenacity for the Agents Giving Charity Ball. They each had a professional dancing partner from Enfield’s Award-Winning Ballroom & Latin American Dance School “Wright Rythmn” and spent hours perfecting their routines. The dancers have all been supported by head coach Paula Withers and some of the dancers travelled across the UK week in and week out to get to their lessons – nothing stopped them for such a great cause.
Ed Woolgar of Harrods Lettings, Maxine Lester of Maxine Lester, Nicola Osborne of Paul Hannah Estate Agents, Nicky Stevenson of Property Academy, Bob Scarff of RAS, Jon Byers of Anderson Rose, Simon Whale of Reapit, Simon Bradbury of Thomas Morris, Ben Ridgway of I Am Sold, Elysia Dallimore of Victorstone Shoreditch and Bertie Kerr of Flixflo.
The aim was to carry off the Glitter Ball Trophy by dancing their hearts out. We would like to thank all of our dancers for their hard work with this challenge – you were all AMAZING. Maxine Lester from Maxine Lester Residential Lettings took home the glitterball after a dazzling CHA CHA CHA with her partner Connor McCabe of Wright Rhymn Special thanks to their sponsor, Peach Software.
Agents Giving’s fundraising champions were also named at the ball with Patron Phil Spencer presenting awards to Bassett Estate Agents winning in the Best Team Fundraising for raising a total of £25,000 for The Trussell Trust, The Salisbury Trust, Splash Wiltshire and Alabare. Kathryn Hunter of Hawkmoth Estate Agents took the award in the Best Individual Fundraising category for her support of a range of charities in Milton Keynes, including MIND, Cancer Research and the Oasis Project. Kathryn has also set up a charity to campaign against teenage self-harming. Thomas Morris Estate Agents were triumphant in the Best Innovative and Creative Fundraising category following their Orange Day. X1 Lettings took home the award for Special Fundraising following their on-going support of their chosen cancer charities. Suppliers to the industry were also recognized and Ravensworth was successful in the Best Industry Supplier Fundraising category.