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:

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.

Day centre


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”


David Williams, Ellie Goulding with Holly & Nick Candy

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.


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! 













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. 


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.

bruce Ritchie Residential Land PW RESI 2015

Property Week – RESI 2015



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

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£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.

Residential Land donates to the Quercus Foundation.

Quercus Foundation


Residential Land is delighted to donate to The Quercus Foundation. It is a great cause to donate to and being a part of the evening and the auction. Being a part of the evening and being able to contribute to giving this cause the opportunity to improve the children’s lifestyle is greatly satisfying to us.

The Quercus Foundation leverages its significant investment and fundraising expertise to improve the lives of children and young people living in extreme poverty. With a focus on health, education and infrastructure, they identify and invest in projects that make the most significant improvement to children’s lives in the long term.

The Quercus Biasi Foundation along with Heather Kerzner and Jeanette Calliva is hosting the Spring Gala to raise funds in order to build the new surgical wing at The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, with a completion date of December 2017.

Claridges generously sponsored the event and they put on a glamorous evening with an exciting auction and special performances to make the evening not only life changing for children in South Africa but also truly memorable for those who attended.

Rocketing through Europe!

Cash & Rocket Tour


Residential Land is extremely proud to sponsor Cash & Rocket which is such a great cause and very close to our hearts. At Residential Land we pride ourselves on being able to give back to organisations that directly benefit others, and knowing we could be a great help towards this cause has warmed us dearly.

Residential Land sponsored a couple of teams for the recent Cash & Rocket Tour 2015, a three day fundraising rally across Europe. This involved hitting the road at 7am each morning until late into the evening, driving through each city to raise global awareness for the charity. All the funds raised from this event went directly to change the lives and make a huge and vital difference to the women and children of Africa.

Cash & Rocket Tour

Cash & Rocket is a phenomenal charity in which helps support hundreds of women and children in Africa each year through increased access to education and healthcare. Cash & Rocket unites fashion and luxury brands to address some of the world’s most prominent humanitarian issues to make a huge difference by providing life-changing support to women and children living in third world countries.


Residential Land exceed their £4k donation target for the Ahoy Charity

On the 19th June 2015, Residential Land took to the Thames and rowed nearly 9 miles in choppy and cool conditions to raise money for the Ahoy Charity.

The brave Residential Land ‘Iron Duke‘ team consisted of Emma Whitby-Smith, David Keir, Tessa Ferguson, Mark Barker, Gaynor Whiting and Andrew Mckee.

Thames Residential Land

Rowing hard with beautiful views of Tower Bridge, London


Team Iron Duke put in a valiant effort and managed to complete the 8.5 mile course in 56 minutes 23 seconds. Not only was this a great time, Residential Land managed to smash their fundraising target and raised a huge £4,640 for this worthwhile charity.

Team Iron Duke - Residential Land

Team Iron Duke – Residential Land

The London Property Challenge consisted of 10 teams from the industry and raised more than £30k to help this young people’s charity.

Residential Land would like to thank all who sponsored team Iron Duke for this event which allowed us to give to a charity which is changing young lives.

The fundraising page is still open and we would still appreciate any donations that you would like to make. You can do this here.

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Rowing in choppy conditions by The Houses of Parliament.

Thank you for all your help and support. If you would like to read more about the charity, please follow the below link to the AHOY Centre website.