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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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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.


Donating ATP World Tour Tennis Tickets to raise money for KIND

From November 22 to 29, the Barclays ATP World Tennis Tour Finals came to the O2 arena in London for the end of season showdown.

Throughout that week Residential Land donated tickets from our corporate box to tennis fans keen to watch the excitement – in exchange for a charitable donation to the KIND children’s charity.

KIND works with thousands of disadvantaged children and families across Liverpool. The charity strongly believes in the importance of investing in the future of under privileged children and their efforts are channelled through 4 main areas:

1. Teaching – The S.E.E.D (Social Environmental Education Development) Centre in Liverpool’s Toxteth area.

2. Residential Breaks at a countryside centre in “The Lakes.”

3. Helping – The Annual Kind Christmas Appeal.

4. Practical Help – with supporting families in need.

Their work really does help children most in need and provides families with a sense of normality which so many of us take for granted.

Thank you to everyone who donated money to KIND in exchange for the ATP tickets. It turned out to be an exciting week of tennis with Federer claiming his sixth ATP World Tour Series Finals win, beating France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Supporting Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity

Residential Land are delighted to support the Rays of Sunshine Party being held on Saturday 19th November 2011 at Old Billingsgate.  Last year’s party was a hugely successful event, raising in excess of £500,000 towards granting more fantastic wishes in 2011.

This truly exceptional charity was formed in 2004 to help children living with serious and life limiting illnesses between the ages of 3-18 across the UK.  The charity’s aim is to grant wishes for children however impossible the wish may seem and to help hospitals, hospices and specialist schools improve their facilities.  Wishes already made and granted include meeting the boy band One Direction, to own a giant Teddy, to go to Disney Land Paris, to meet JLS and to meet Gordon Ramsay and eat in one of his restaurants.

During 2012 Rays of Sunshine would like to grant one wish every day with each wish including the whole family giving each family member happy memories of the child’s wish to treasure in future years.

Some of the wishes already granted include meeting the boy band One Direction, owning a giant Teddy, a trip to Disney Land Paris, meeting JLS and to meeting Gordon Ramsay and eating in one of his restaurants.

Unfortunately the charity receives no government funding and relies solely on donations and the support of fundraisers and volunteers.

The party is the highlight of the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity year.  If you would like to help the charity fulfil the wishes of more children, find out more about this event or to simply make a donation please visit

Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Gala

Residential Land has been a major donor and proud supporter of the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation for a number of years.

The Foundation, set up in 1996 in commemoration of Raisa Gorbachev (wife of former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev), it was founded to improve the lives of children affected by cancer. The foundation and its supporters aim to bring down the financial, national and political barriers that stop children receiving life-saving and life-enhancing treatment. Funds raised for the foundation are invested in detection, control and welfare for the young lives affected by the disease.

Residential Land were proud to be invited back to this year’s Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Gala evening which was held at The Stud House, Hampton Court Palace on 22nd September 2011. The prestigious fundraising event is always enjoyable and guests this year included Sir Ben Kingsley, Eva Herzigova, Jemima Khan, Geri Halliwell and Anna Friel.

The annual Gala is the main fundraising event for the foundation, with money raised from ticket sales and a charity auction. Lots had been generously donated from various sources, with works of art from the likes of Anthony Gormley, Tracy Emin and Sir Peter Blake auctioned off to raise money. Residential Land successfully bid on a sculpture by artist Nic Fiddian Green, entitled ‘Still Water’.

All money raised goes directly to causes supported by the charity.

The Foundation Director, Marcus Beale kindly sent this letter thanking us for our support:

To find out more about the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation and their incredibly important work, please visit

My Beautiful Ball – The Katie Piper Foundation

Residential Land are proud supporters of The Katie Piper Foundation, an incredible charity setup by Katie Piper to help and support people suffering from severe burns and scars.

The charity grew from her Katie’s own experience as a burns survivor and aims to progress extended rehabilitation and scar management for burns survivors, to campaign for consistent clinical care and to develop a support network for people living with burns and disfigurement. The Foundation would eventually like to open an advanced rehabilitation and burns clinic in the UK providing residential facilities for patients, enabling them to benefit fully from treatments and from social interaction with other survivors.

On 1st September 2011, the Katie Piper Foundation hosted its first “My Beautiful Ball” at the Savoy Hotel in London. Diana Yukawa opened the event with a piece of music from her last album and Simon Cowell, who is a patron of the Foundation hosted the evening. Guests throughout the evening included Rebecca Ferguson, Leona Lewis and Paul Martin.

As part of My Beautiful Ball, a fantastic raffle and auction were held to raise money for this amazing charity and lots were generously donated by various sources and included two VIP passes to Silverstone, a week’s villa holiday in Portugal for six people, a family visit to Lapland, Belgium Grand Prix picture, signed by Michael Schumacher, Nigel Mansell, and Riccardo Patrese, Sir Paul McCartney; paintings – signed book and many more with the lots generously donated by various sources.

The evening was a great success raising over £100,000 for the charity.

If you would like to find out more about Katie Piper’s inspiring story and the foundation she set up, please visit

Residential Land Supports Maggies Cancer Centres

Maggie’s London Night Hike, on Friday, September 16 and now in its seventh year, offers walkers the chance to see the capital by night by taking part in a 10 or a 20 mile course. Some of the Capital’s most striking buildings will be open for the first time to host refreshments and entertainment including gospel choirs, artists and a massage along the route. There will be a host of celebrities taking part in the walk. Buildings which will be open for hikers include Leadenhall Market, City Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Geographical Society, Maggie’s London, Royal Institute of British Architects, Horse Guards and 20 Gresham Street, but more are yet to be confirmed.

For the first time this year 10 and 20 mile hikers will be able to walk together, allowing friends, family and colleagues of differing abilities to walk together for the first 10 miles. Last year brave hikers raised more than £700,000 and to date more than 6,000 hikers have raised nearly £3m to help fund a network of Maggie’s Centres across the UK.

Maggie’s, which has 15 centres either built or in development across the UK, provides emotional and practical support for anyone affected by cancer. Residential Land helped support the building of the Maggie’s Centre in West London in 2008 which has been hugely successful in helping thousands of people in London cope with the trauma and isolation of a cancer diagnosis.

The Maggie’s London Night Hike is in partnership with Open House London and launches the Open House London Weekend (September 17-18).

Walkers can register for the event by visiting or calling 0300 123 1801. The staggered start times begin at 7.30pm.

Residential Land are Prime Central London’s largest private landlord, specialists dealing in flats for rent, property investment sales and acquisitions. To find out more about Residential Land click here