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 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.

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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.

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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.

Support our team and help us raise money for The AHOY Centre charity

On the 19th of June 2015 Residential Land will take part in The Oarsome Property Challenge! We decided to take on this particular challenge as it makes a refreshing change from the normal croppedimage750400-home1 property industry fundraisers and of course to raise as much money as possible for the Ahoy Charity. This charity dedicates itself in changing people’s lives and building life skills through sailing and rowing.

It will also be a great opportunity for us to scour the river for any potential residential opportunities that may not be visible from the road! Emma Whitby-Smith, Head of Investments has promised to take a notebook along with her, so she can make notes of locations, whilst rowing!

The Watersports based charity’s primary objective is giving opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk youths by offering opportunities for disabled people to participate in activities and courses on an equal level.

We have a pledge; by the day of The Oarsome Property Challenge on the 19th June 2015 we must raise £4,000 for The Ahoy Centre. Please help us to do this. Anything will help!

You can make a donation HERE

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.

Residential Land on fire at The Mayer Brown Shooting Challenge

Residential Land attended The Mayer Brown Shooting Challenge and was held at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School in aid of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Breast Unit Charity.

Bruce Ritchie at The Mayer Brown Shooting Challenge

Bruce Ritchie at The Mayer Brown Shooting Challenge in aid of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Breast Unit Charity

The day itself was extremely successful and the charity of choice managed to raise over £77,000. Charity shoots like this are a highly successful way of raising significant funds for worthwhile causes, while also giving supporters the opportunity to share in a rewarding and memorable experience. The 100 guests, including former England rugby player Paul Sackay and celebrity chefs Silvano Giraldin and Anton Edelmann, enjoyed a morning shoot, a four-course lunch and a champagne reception before being invited to take part in an auction.

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A unique Nelson Mandela inspired canvas by artist Pure Evil fetched £25,000 alone

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School was established over two decades ago. The Shooting School is recognised as the finest facility of its kind, having one of the most expansive shooting grounds in the country.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital Breast Unit Charity is one of the largest breast cancer research facilities north of London and undertake a great deal of clinical research trials. The charity supports patients, staff and visitors at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex. They also enhance patient care, purchase special equipment, improve facilities and invest in vital research which is beyond the scope or limits of the NHS.

There are a number of ways to donate, simply follow this link for more information on how to leave a donation.

Residential Land proud sponsors of Hoops Aid

Residential Land was proud to have sponsored Hoops Aid, the biggest basketball extravaganza in the UK, which took place on Sunday 10th May 2015 at the O2 Arena.  Hoops Aid, a pro-celebrity basketball event, was set up by Sports Traider Charity* founder Lance Haggith.

This year due to its success in 2013, Hoops Aid joined up with the British Basketball League Play-off Final’s for the first time ever. There was an astonishing 17,000 people that attended this amazing event, making it a truly memorable basketball experience.

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The former heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora was involved, who was also joined on the court by the likes of Olympians Jamie Baulch, John Regis and Andy Turner, Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead MBE, Priest Lauderdale, “world’s strongest footballer” Ade Akinfenwa, The Voice winner Jermain Jackman and Steve-O from Jackass, among many more.

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For more info on Hoops Aid 2015, follow them on twitter @hoopsaid – or visit

*Sports Traider is a youth-focused charity offering youngsters the kit and support they need to discover and fulfill their sporting ambition and potential, whatever their background, ability or disability.

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Residential Land are proud to have sponsored Ben Wilberforce-Ritchie’s London Marathon triumph

Last weekend, Ben Wilberforce-Ritchie took on the 2015 London Marathon and we are proud to announce that he completed the run in a very respectable time of 4 hours 12 mins.

As ever, the London Marathon was a huge success with over 38,000 runners and 750,000 spectators cheering the runners on.

Ben comments: “The atmosphere was out of this world but the last 5 miles or so was absolutely gruelling”.


Ben has managed to surpass his goal of £2,000 by some way which is an amazing effort. The money raised will make up 10% of the cost for a fully trained Guide Dog. Not only this but Guide Dogs UK have also given Ben the opportunity to name a puppy!

It is still not too late to sponsor Ben and help raise funds for Guide Dogs UK. You can 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

Restoring Sight 2015 – Savitri Waney Charitable Trust

Residential Land have proudly supported the Savitri Trust for a number of years now and are still focussed on helping this worthy charity. The video below shows some of the struggles that blindness brings with it and sends a gentle reminder that all the hard work done so far is not yet finished.

Click on the video to start watching:

Savitri Waney Charitable Trust video

In India a little goes a very long way… to give you an idea:

  •  £16 will subsidise a cataract surgery at Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital in Bihar, India
  •  £35 will cover the entire cost of a cataract surgery under the Mission for Vision programme in India
  •  £40 will cover the entire cost of a cataract surgery under the Mission for Vision programme In Nigeria
  •  £570 will construct a well and improve the income generation capacity of  2-3 poor farmers.

*Please note that the cost of a cataract surgery varies from region to region due to factors such as security, provision of doctors and cost of resources.

There are many ways in which you can become a donor of The Savitri Waney Charitable Trust and enhance the lives of the poor in India.

About the charity:

The Savitri Waney Charitable Trust was founded in 2001 by Mr Arjun Waney, a philanthropist and businessman of Indian origin, in honour of his late mother Mrs Savitri Waney. Arjun and his family decided to consolidate their resources and form this Trust through which they could support and monitor their charitable activities.

Find other stories on The Savitri Waney Charitable Trust:

-          Support the Savitri Trust Annual Charity Dinner

-         Supporting the Savitri Waney Charitable Trust

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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