Fine & Country and the Estate Agency Foundation
Here at Fine & Country, we are proud to support the Estate Agency Foundation and the hard work they do, day in day out, to help the homeless, and to try to eliminate homelessness altogether.
The Estate Agency Foundation is dedicated to helping eliminate the causes of homelessness, and brings together the whole Estate Agency industry to contribute to a major issue faced by all communities in the UK
The Estate Agency Foundation sees a future where everyone has a place they call home. Every two minutes someone faces losing their home, which is hardly surprising when we look at the increase in house prices - if milk had risen at the same rate it would cost £9.71!
Whilst society needs to address the issue of 99,500 newly homeless people in the UK today, the EAF seeks to go further and help eliminate the causes of homelessness altogether.
The EAF are especially concerned with homelessness caused by family background, this includes family breakdown and disputes, sexual and physical abuse in childhood or adolescence, or having parents with drug or alcohol problems and previous experience of family homelessness.
The Estate Agency Foundation’s work has helped transform lives – to see some of their good work, or how you can help, please visit www.eafcharity.org
"...because everyone deserves somewhere to call home..."
Fine & Country gives back to the homeless
In 2012, we helped raise more than £75,000 for homeless charities. Whilst we specialise in selling luxury property, we also strives to help those who do not have a home.
We raised money for the Estate Agency Foundation, which distributes money to charities such as Shelter, Broadway and St Mungo’s, by enrolling all of our 200 UK offices as ambassadors of the charity and organising three fundraising events.
The most recent fundraiser was a Christmas carol concert held in the Cambridge Union Society Debating Chamber. Carols were sung by the Chesterton Choral Society and mince pies and mulled wine was enjoyed by more than 300 local guests. The Fine & Country team also held a charity coffee morning in their Park Lane office. Home-made cakes were enjoyed and a raffle with prizes generously donated by local Mayfair businesses was drawn.
Fine & Country’s national network also took part in The Zoopla British Property Cycle in the summer which raised £50,000 for the charity. Agents throughout the UK cycled from their local office to the next office in the network to complete a ride of 3,000 miles around the coast. The determination of the agents was admirable and the local support they received was humbling. Fine & Country Director Jon Cooke, and owner of Fine & Country Rugby, Sean Newman took on the ultimate challenge of cycling the entire route.
Richard Combellack, IT and Marketing Director for Fine & Country, says that it is important that the business steps back from the day-to-day and actively helps people in need. “Fine & Country has not only raised funds for homeless people but it also generated a fantastic team spirit within the business and across the network. We will continue to support the charity next year to help it reach its £250,000 target and to realise a future where everyone has a place to call home.”