Chesterton: London-based estate agency Chestertons is once again transforming its network of 31 offices across the capital into collection points for members of the public to donate their unwanted clothes for its annual coat drive.
In partnership with the charity ‘Calling London’, the agency’s agencies are aiming to collect 5,000 coats and jackets, all of which will be distributed to vulnerable Londoners.
Chestertons have been championing the initiative for eight years and 3,500 coats were collected last year.
This year, the agency aims to collect even more adult and children’s coats and will for the first time also accept fleeces and vests.
Once the Coat Drive is completed on November 22, the donations are taken to a sorting center before being distributed to more than 30 charities helping the homeless, victims of domestic violence, people living in poverty , the elderly, refugees and children.
Salah Mussa, Chairman of Chestertons and Chief Executive of the Chestertons Foundation, said: “With the nation facing rising costs of living and rising heating bills, there will be more people than ever who will be cold this winter and the need for our annual coat drive has never been greater. been bigger.
“We are aiming to collect over 5,000 coats this year and are encouraging anyone with a spare coat to bring it to any Chestertons branch in London by November 22.”
Frances Manthos, founder of Calling London, added: “No Londoner should be without a warm winter coat because they can’t afford it, especially a child.
“Since 2011, Calling London has been collecting warm winter coats from the public to redistribute across London to those most in need. Over the years we have given away over 45,000 coats. Last year we raised 7,500 and this year we aim to raise 10,000 in total.
Chestertons is now urging people to drop off their unwanted winter items at any of its branches in London by November 22. Clean and warm coats, jackets and fleeces of all colors and sizes are necessary.
To find your nearest office, please visit: https://www.chestertons.co.uk/en-gb/network/
Batcheller Monkhouse: South East England estate agency Batcheller Monkhouse took part in the annual Wear It Pink Day last week to help raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Now.
The charity raises money to help fund life-changing research and support those affected by breast cancer.
Its goal is that by 2050, all people diagnosed with breast cancer will live and be well supported.
Agency staff raised funds by wearing pink clothes and baking delicious pink treats.
Even office dogs couldn’t get by without a hint of pink.
The cause is close to Batcheller Monkhouse’s heart as a colleague Justine died after suffering from breast cancer two years ago.
The agent said on her JustGiving page: “Justine was a strong supporter of Breast Cancer Now through the Wear It Pink fundraiser, so we proudly continue to support this cause in her memory and for all who continue to fight this dreadful disease.”
The Seraphin group: Staff members at real estate company The Seraph Group have found a steamy way to raise money for charity.
Its staff walked over 1,264 degrees of hot coals in a firewalking challenge for partner charity Ty Hafan.
Seraph raised nearly £500 for this event alone, adding to their total of £6,970 for the year.
One of his estate agents, Nuttall Parker, has also donated £50 from every sales commission for every house sold over the past 12 months.
The group also completed a branch-to-branch charity walk, covering more than 15 miles from Cardiff to Newport.