Rightmove extends helping hand to AgentsGiving

Rightmove has committed to another year of fundraising through Agents Giving.

The Rightmove Grant is available to support the fundraising activities for all letting agents, estate agents, house builders and developers.

When planning a charity event, dedicated organisers can apply for the support grant of up to £1,000 through the Agents Giving website.

During the past two years it has helped agents raise more than £1.2m for over 70 charities.

Zoe Ryder, sales negotiator at Sowerbys, who has benefited from the grant, said: “Over the past six years I have been raising money for Dereham Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer after my brother was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 29.

“Sadly he passed away at 35, but he has left us a legacy, the annual Lee Parker Memorial Dance. The dance is held in our local village hall, with the Lee Vasey Band performing. To stage an event like this has a lot of upfront costs and this is where the Rightmove Grant has helped us.

“In the past Rightmove has helped us raise money by donating goods for the raffle, but when I spoke to our account manager and told him about the dance, he introduced me to the Rightmove Grant.

“It was easy to apply for, and we were given a significant amount of money towards the event. The grant helps pay for the venue and the band, meaning that more money raised can go to our charities, and this year we will be giving back to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, as well as our two charities.”

She has raised more than £12,000 over the years and is looking to raise over £5,000 this year for Dereham Cancer Care.

This money will then help pay the rent and heating costs for the centre next year, meaning that all other funding raised by the charity or other fundraisers can be spent on other services.

Peter Knight, chairman of Agents Giving, said: “We love hearing stories like Zoe’s and it is exactly why we exist – to help fundraisers raise more for their chosen charities.

“We would like to encourage the industry to take a leaf out of Zoe’s book and get involved.”

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  1. Chrispy

    Excellent news, we applied for funding last year and raised just under £2k

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