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 London Marathon run for Guide Dogs UK


Residential Land is delighted to be sponsoring Ben Wilberforce-Ritchie  who will be running the London Marathon, on the 26th April 2015, for the charity, ‘Guide Dogs UK’.

To begin raising funds for this worthwhile charity, on Thursday 8th January 2015, Ben organised a cheese and wine tasting evening in the ‘Clive Room’, a private dining space, at the East India Club in St James’ Square, London. The event was a huge success with 35 guests attending, including Hilary Leacock and her guide dog, Coco. The evening raised an impressive £647.03 through ticket sales and a raffle alone.

As corporate sponsors, Residential Land Ltd, have agreed to double the total amount raised, which effectively means that the amount raised that evening was £1,294.06 for Guide Dogs UK


”Ben comments: “I have pledged that by the day of the marathon I will have raised £2,000 for Guide Dogs UK. I have given my word to do so and I would like to surprise them by raising even more.”

The grand total is currently sitting at £1,769.96 out of the £2,000 target with less than 4 weeks to go.

If you would like to sponsor Ben on his marathon attempt and help raise funds for Guide Dogs UK then please visit Ben’s JustGiving page here.

Guide Dogs UK is a charity which relies totally on the support of the public to fund the guide dog service. They breed and train guide dogs which provide life changing mobility and currently have 4,500 working guide dog partnerships in the UK



Residential Land become a Norwood patron

Charity has always been regarded as the act of selflessness designed to up heal the less privileged.

Residential Land is delighted to have the chance of donating generously for people who need our attention and care. We were recently put on the list of patrons by Norwood’s charity. We have been generous sponsors of Norwood for almost a decade and think of it as an honour to be able to help educate children. What’s important for us, is knowing that we are being beneficial to our society.

Norwood has been a leading charity for many years helping people who are in dire need of assistance. The charity’s services include providing education to children with learning disabilities and supporting people who lack the necessary facilities at home. Residential Land believes strongly in caring for the people, so that everyone is taken care of.

Our donations to Norwood started in 2006 and our strong resolve continues to grow even more. Providing education and family support to the children who have learning disabilities is a commendable task and ever since we heard about it we wanted to be a part of it. We proudly support a large number of charities and take part in charitable works because we believe it is important for an organisation to help the society they operate in. We are especially proud of being named on the Patrons list at Norwood because this is testament that we have been a helping hand to a charity that provides the best facilities to children and their families.

For more information on this charity please visit:

Residential Land support a Powered Wheelchair Programme through “the PROPS” Lunch in May, 2014

Residential Land was delighted to attend the 23rd PROPS Awards held at the Hilton Park Lane in May.  This prestigious annual event is organised by Variety Club for the very best in the property sector.  It was a wonderful afternoon raising over £300,000 to support the charity and especially the Variety Wheelchair programme.

For the second year the event was hosted by Martin Bayfield, a long-time supporter of the charity. He lent a cool and calm charm to proceedings, effortlessly taking a more comedic tone when required.  He was assisted by Miss World 2014, Megan Young, who helped him to present awards to the lucky winners.  Alongside the 800 property professionals in attendance were ambassadors Megan Wood and Freya Levy, both Team GB Paralympic basketball hopefuls whose wheelchairs are provided by the Variety Club.

Residential Land’s donation to the charity has been spent on a “Salsa-Midi” powered wheelchair for 10 years old Ellis Cull from Kent. Ellis’ family have explained the difference the wheelchair has made to their lives; “Having this powered wheelchair means a lot to us, as now we can enjoy more time together outside. Ellis already enjoyed couple of trips to the river and his first trip to a hockey game. All this is just a beginning”.


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One for the boys


On the 15th of June Residential Land was honoured to attend the ‘One for the Boys’ Fashion Ball. One for the boys is an charity founded by Sofia Davis as a tribute to a friend’s brother who lost his battle with cancer.

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Highclere Castle Charity Shoot – Supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital and Marie Curie Cancer Care

Residential Land were delighted to attend the Charity Clay Shooting event organised by Sir Joh Beckwith and his daughter Nicola at Highclere Castle on Wednesday 14th May, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Marie Curie Cancer Care.


Guests spent the morning shooting five different drives around the spectacular 1,000 acre Highclere Estate parkland, currently featuring in the ITV period drama Downton Abbey. The shoot was followed by drinks reception with The Jeanie Barton Trio and an air display in front of the Castle by ‘The Blades Aerobatic Display Team.’ The day concluded with lunch in the castle library and a charity auction, where Residential Land successfully bid in order to raise money for charity.

Amongst the guests were Tamara Beckwith, Ex-Spice girl, Geri Halliwell, model Jodie Kidd and Highclere Castle residents, Lord and Lady Carnarvon.

The day was an incredible success with a total of £315,000 raised for this truly inspirational charity.

Great Ormond Street Hospital provides world-class care to hundreds of children every day and is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals. The hospital relies heavily on public support so if you would like to make a donation or find out more about this truly inspiring charity please visit

Marie Curie Cancer Care’s vision is that everyone with cancer and other terminal illnesses will have the high quality care and support they need at the end of their life, in the place of their choosing. For more information on this charity please visit

Residential Land attend Amber Rocks in aid of the Amber Foundation

Residential Land were delighted to attend the event Amber Rocks at One Mayfair on Tuesday night in aid of the Amber Foundation. The evening was hosted by Formula One mogul Eddie Jordan and was attended by over 250 guests. Highlights included an exquisite selection of food and fine wines, a live auction, and music from Eddie’s band the Robbers. The Robbers were joined by an amazing line up of musicians headed by Van Morrison who wowed everyone with a performance of Brown Eyed Girl. On the night Residential Land successfully bid for a unique quartz and resin sculpture created by artist Guido Oakley in the live auction.

The Amber Foundation exists to help young, disadvantaged people change their lives. It offers youngsters, who are going nowhere, a fresh start, and a chance to sort their problems in a safe and supportive environment. The foundation aims to give these young people the skills and confidence they require for independent living. The majority of youngsters coming to the Amber Foundation are homeless, suffer from drug or alcohol abuse, lack self-esteem and have no qualifications. In Amber’s 18 year history over 1,555 disadvantaged young people have been able to make a new start in life.

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Who’s cooking dinner in aid of Leuka Research 2014



On 10th March Residential Land attended the “Who’s Cooking Dinner” charity auction at the Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane in aid of Leuka, a charity raising money to create a better future for patients with leukaemia. “Who’s Cooking Dinner” was founded in 1999 by Peter Gordon and Chris Corbin and raises money for treatment and research, specifically for the specialist leukaemia centre at Hammersmith Hospital, one of the world’s leading units for haematology.

On the evening, twenty top London chefs including Rainer Becker of Zuma, Richard Corrigan of Corrigans Mayafair, Clare Smyth of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Ashley Palmer-Watts of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mark Edwards of Nobu and Jason Atherton of Pollen Street Social came together to cook dinner for 200 diners. There were 20 tables with each chef creating their own four course meal for one table of 10. Each table was served by the restaurants maître d’ and wine waiter and after the meal each table had the chance to meet their chef.

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The evening was a huge success and ended with an exceptional “auction of chefs”, where diners had the opportunity to bid for one of the culinary stars to cook dinner in their own home.

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Since its inception, “Who’s Cooking Dinner” has raised over £4million for charity and it’s still going strong. Money raised on the night goes towards the haematology unit at The Catherine Lewis centre at Hammersmith Hospital.

If you would like to make a donation or to find out more about Leuka please visit:

Residential Land attend the Sugarplum Ball in aid of Children with Diabetes

Residential Land attended the Sugarplum Ball last Wednesday. The event saw the launch of the Sugarplum Children; a new website and fundraising initiative for children (and their parents) who are 10 years and under with type 1 Diabetes. The night also raised money for the JDRF, a type 1 diabetes charity which aims to improve the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes, as well as funding the research to cure, treat and prevent it. It is the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research and has to date invested £1billion in to research.


The evening began with a three course dinner and speeches. This was followed by a performance from Giffords Circus and a live auction, where diners could bid in order to raise money.

Guests on the night included Pippa Middleton and her boyfriend, Nico Jackson, Poppy Delevigne and Julian Fellowes.


Supporting Caudwell Children at the Butterfly Ball


On 16th May Caudwell Children held their annual Butterfly Ball at Battersea Evolution in London which Residential Land was very proud to attend and support.

This year’s ball was headlined by the legendary Dione Warwick and was attended by celebrities including Charity Ambassadors Joan Collins & Lee Pearson, Sam Allardyce, Tamara Ecclestone, Raymond Blanc, Heather Kerzner, Rod Stewart and Sarah Duchess of York.

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Supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care


On 14th May Samsung NX300 Smart Camera together with David Bailey held an exclusive charity auction in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care at London’s Bulgari Hotel. The evening included an auction of five original works by David Bailey, including a never-seen-before photo of Kate moss, taken by David Bailey in 1996. The auction also featured another ten images taken by six new and upcoming photographers.

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