Residential Land Charity Section

Residential Land are pleased to be a substantial donor to many charitable causes, this page details some of the worthy charities we support:

Residential Land sponsors Refugee Cricket Project

Residential Land is proud to sponsor Refugee Cricket Project. Our donation has helped to get this project to a point where they are confident that the project’s future has refugee_landscape_bluebeen secured for at least two years. They have also been able to create a part time post for the project.

The combination of this and the money raised will enable to assist a significant number of separated refugee children and young people in relation to their immigration and welfare issues. At the same time the project will help them to be involved in and enjoy life in the UK through the sport they love.

Refugee Council work with refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. They offer practical support and advice through their journey in the UK. Refugee Council has been helping refugees for more than 60 years and have a thorough understanding of the difficulties facing people arriving in the UK, having fled war, rape, torture and with unimaginable stories to tell.

If you wish to a make donation please visit Refugee Council website HERE

Presidents Club Charitable trust fully funds the HDU of Great Ormond Street Hospital

We are proud to announce that the Presidents Club Charitable Trusts generous donation helped to fully fund The High Dependency Unit at the Premier Inn Clinical building of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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The hospital is now on schedule and on budget to complete the build next year. The donation helped the hospital and its staff to create a lasting legacy for  one-third of the young patients who undergo surgery every year. This is vital work which often cannot be carried out anywhere else in the country. The support means many more sick children will be able to access life-saving surgery and are able to recover with their families in the best possible environment.

The Presidents Club was founded almost 30 years ago to raise money for underprivileged children in London. Their vision; to help as many as possible. Over the years, esteemed members of the investment, real estate, sports, entertainment, motor industry and fashion world have come together to support the trust in its work to help as many worthy children’s causes.

Supporting and helping to change lives of young women in Ukraine

 

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Back in 2012 Residential Land made a generous donation towards an emergency shelter to help homeless young women and girls at risk of HIV in Ukraine. The country has one of the of Europe’s worst AIDS epidemics with just 1 in 6 people infected with HIV on treatment – worse than in some African countries. 30% of women who live on the streets are estimated to be HIV positive.

Due to Residential Land’s donation and support, Elton John AIDS foundation was able to partner with a local charity  called HealthRight to give a lifeline to hundreds of vulnerable women and their children in Ukraine. This project assisted women and girls who lived on the streets – women from unstable and abusive environments and the victims of sexual attacks at constant risk of contracting HIV. With the money that was donated charity  was able  to provide safe accommodation and range of services, such as HIV testing, counselling and childcare.

During the course of this project, the charity have been able to enrol over 1,000 young women in HealthRisk  Service Centre in Kiev and over 600 of their children. Halfway House is a safe space for their most vulnerable clients has provided refuge to around 100 women and their children.

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Four years on with the help of our initial funding  for this project, both the Service Centre and Halfway House have been recognised as pioneering models of service provision and have been backed financially by the Ukrainian Government. This means HealthRight – which has also received further funding from MAC AIDS Fund to provide HIV – focused services to young women in Kiev – will be able to continue  this important work well into the future.

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West London Day Centre

Residential Land made a difference for many  homeless Londoners this Christmas, by donating generously to the West London Day Centre.  Members of Residential Land Michelle Williams, Senior Project Manager and Lucy Metge, Design Assistant helped to raise and collect the donations. Our donations meant that 60 people left homeless could enjoy a three course lunch, prepared by a professional chef,  which really helped to make it a special festive treat. The lunch included donated hand-made table decorations and carol singing with a moving unaccompanied solo of “Do you hear what I hear”. Following the lunch many went to Crisis at Christmas shelters, while some stayed at the West London Day Centre which remained open for several days.

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During December West London Day Centre’s team helped 33 homeless people off the streets and into accommodation. Their mission is to transform the lives of people  affected by homelessness, personal difficulties, offending or chronic addiction, empowering them to lead more fulfilling lives.

The centre relies on donations to enable them to continue to do this vital work. If you would like to make a donation for West London Day Centre please click  HERE

 

Residential Land becomes a Patron for The Children’s Trust charity

logo-fs8_13This year’s Children’s Trust Gala event was hosted by Nick and Holly Candy and was one of the first for the couple’s new charity which helps support children with disability, cancer and Alzheimer’s by raising money for research.  The event raised over £550,000 and Residential Land is proud to become a Patron for this charity, by donating generously.

Holly Candy, Ambassador for The Children’s Trust said: “The Children’s Trust is one of those amazing places you know would be there to help should the worst happen”

 

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Every year The Children’s Trust charity  supports thousands of children with brain injury, by providing expert rehabilitation , education , therapy and care  for them and their families across the UK. Charity also offers services in communities around the country and online support for parents.

Among the invitees was nine-year-old Seb Goold, who was joined on stage by his mother Tracey, after successfully completing intensive rehabilitation at The Children’s  Trust specialist centre. Dame Joan Collins, David Williams and Rory Bremer were also among the guests who were there to support the charity, as well as double Brit Award winner Ellie Goulding, who entertained guests with an acoustic set, while raising money for this great cause.

Nick Candy, David Williams and Joan Collins with the boys that received required treatments from The Children’s Trust charity

If you would like to make any donations for The Children’s Trust Charity please click HERE

 

 

Residential Land is a proud main sponsor of GWCT “Macnab” Ball 2015

dorchesterResidential Land have proudly sponsored this year’s GWCT “Macnab” Ball that was organised by Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and held at the luxurious Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday 18 November. Residential Land  was a main sponsor of the event and contributed to the £165,000 raised for the Trust, throughout the evening.  It was the 36th annual ball and was an enormous success.

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has been running for over 80 years. It is a leading UK charity conducting conservation science to enhance the British countryside for public benefit. The charity use their research to provide training and advice on how best to improve the biodiversity of the countryside.

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If you would like to donate to this charity or find out more about the work they do please click HERE

 

 

Residential Land donates tickets to Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2015 to raise money for KIND charity

promo259371083Residential Land has proudly sponsored KIND charity for many years by donating tickets to our corporate box at the O2 Arena for tennis fans keen to watch the excitement of Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, in exchange for a charitable donation. This year wasn’t an exception and we proudly raised over £5ooo. Money raised by KIND charity this year will help to make Christmas special and less stressful  for over 7,000 disadvantaged and unlucky children and their families this year. Hopefully they will have Christmas to remember.

Kind-logoKIND have been helping make a difference in the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children and families from across Liverpool and greater Merseyside, since 1975.  By offering children, young people and their families access to a range of education KIND helps to overcome disadvantages  and realise their potential, that promises brighter and better future

If you would like to make a donation or find out more about the charity and the work they do please click  HERE

Residential Land is proud to support “Travels to My Elephant”

Residential Land was proud to support the amazing Rickshav Race Travels to my Elephant. Travels to my Elephant is inspired by Elephant Family’s late founder and passionate  conservationist, Mark Shand, and his best-selling book, Travels on my Elephant. The aim of the adventure was to raise £1 million to support the work of The Elephant Family and in fact to date they have collectively raised well over £1.5M.

To find out how they got on, read their fascinating blog below:

We have returned from our truly amazing rickshaw journey through Madhya Pradesh in India. It was an incredible experience and slightly surreal! We saw beautiful countryside and received a wonderful warm welcome from the local villagers, with people lining the streets to wave at us all go past.   At times it was quite hair-raising and the whole thing was certainly more of an adventure than we had anticipated! 

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There were 42 teams of two  covering 500 km and we ended up at the home of Tara the elephant who was rescued by the late and great Mark Shand.  It was Tara who inspired Mark to set up The Elephant Family Charity, raising money not only to protect the Asian elephant but also to protect and support the local farmers from the extensive damage that elephants can do. 

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The Elephant Family works on schemes to create elephant corridors and to rehouse villagers along these routes.   Each year over 400 people are killed by elephants that are desperately hunting for food and migrating through parts of India – the elephant corridors will go a long way towards preventing these deaths. Over the last 100 years 90% of the world’s Asian elephant population has disappeared and in another 30 years they could easily vanish altogether unless the work is done to ensure that man and beast can live alongside each other.”

Residential Land doubles the donations raised by property industry!

At the RESI Conference 2015, which seems like it was only yesterday, Residential Land attended in force, as Platinum Sponsors for the 8th consecutive year.

Bruce Ritchie also appeared on a panel which spoke about: ‘From First time Customer to Last Time Customer, are we creating the right products?’

Topics covered in this panel:

- Segmenting the market and creating targeted products that acknowledge the changing needs, expectations and aspirations of different occupier groups
- What do ‘generation rent’ want from their housing and are the current products in the market taking them into consideration?
- Last Time Buyers – the key to unlocking housing supply?
- Beyond the bricks and mortar: exploring PRS as a service and the added value that customers now expect.

As mentioned below in the article from Property Week, £6,900 was raised at the Gala dinner. The money raised was matched by Residential Land which made a grand total of nearly £14,000 for the charity, CentrePoint.

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Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless, young people, supporting 16-25 years olds with housing, learning, health and life skills.

For further information or to sponsor a room visit http://centrepoint.org.uk/

£145k raised for The Peter Jones Foundation!

Peter Jones Foundation Charity Shoot

 

Residential Land donates to this charity every year, and recently attended the Peter Jones Foundation Charity Shoot 2015. After a morning’s shoot and a spectacular aerial performance by the Royal Navy’s Black Cats helicopter display team, the guests enjoyed a live singer, massages and a cocktail bar, before sitting down to lunch and a fundraising auction. The total amount raised was an incredible £145,000. The prizes on offer included luxury holidays in Paris, LA and South Africa, an exclusive dinner cooked by Levi Roots, and a commissioned artwork by Alexander Hall.

The Peter Jones Foundation believes that everyone deserves a brighter future. Their primary aim is to drive a society-wide revolution that encourages self-belief in individuals so that they can think differently and creatively about their next steps. Peter Jones founded the Peter Jones Foundation in 2005 in order to establish a real way to support children’s futures and to inspire a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurialism in Britain. Ultimately, the aim is to inspire the nation to make enterprising decisions about their future.

http://www.peterjonesfoundation.org/