We donate our time, talents and resources to causes that are meaningful to our employees, our families, our clients and the surrounding community.
As part of our 220th anniversary, we have chosen LandAid as our charity to support for this special year. Through a series of events, we are planning to raise at least £10,000 for this worthwhile cause. LandAid’s mission is to end youth homelessness in the UK. In 2018, over 80,000 young people experienced homelessness, that is the equivalent of 4 children in every school in the UK. The biggest cause of youth homelessness is family breakdown. Nearly half of everyone living in accommodation services for people who are homeless is under 25.
We have also agreed to support LandAid’s pro bono programme. This programme matches our skills to help charities with specific requirements to better manage, maintain and improve their premises so that they can continue to deliver their much-needed services.
For more information about LandAid, visit: https://www.landaid.org/
New London Architecture (NLA) Speed Mentoring
Farebrother Partner, Ben Fisher was a mentor at the NLA Speed Mentoring event in February. This was the fifth speed mentoring session organised by the NLA in which they bring together the built environment’s next generation of talent for a night of encouragement and inspiration, creating an opportunity to discuss a particular challenge or seek career advice.
Judging Commonweal “Housing Helps” Competition
Farebrother Surveyor, Jack Mactaggart, who is a Trustee of the Commonweal Housing Charity, was recently fortunate enough to be asked to join the judging panel for the Commonweal ‘Housing Helps’ Competition. The competition offered £10,000 to fund a research or feasibility study into a new, emerging or overlooked area of social injustice linked to housing. Over 30 entries were received and the £10,000 was awarded to Hibiscus Initiatives to support their research into housing provision for women who have experienced trafficking.
Commonweal Housing is an action learning charity working to investigate, test and share housing solutions to social injustice. For more information visit: https://www.commonwealhousing.org.uk/
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
Our chosen charity for 2018 was The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Thanks to all of Farebrother's generous clients and friends who supported our gruelling South Downs Way Walk, we raised £30,000. In addition to this, the London West End Office Agents Society and City Agents Club also kindly supported our chosen charity by donating half of the proceeds from their White Collar Boxing event at the O2, another £30,000. Farebrother were thrilled to present a cheque for £60,000 to Professor Ian Smith, who accepted it on behalf of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity at the end of the year.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. They ensure their nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world. From funding state-of-the-art equipment and ground-breaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, they never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. For more information visit: https://www.royalmarsden.org/
Supporting the homeless at Christmas
Farebrother were proud to be part of Better Bankside's "Together at Christmas" campaign in December 2018. This gift appeal makes a difference to the lives of local homeless, vulnerably housed and elderly people. We hosted a collection box in our office and generous staff donated a variety of much needed items. With colleagues from our joint venture partners, we attended one of the gift wrapping sessions at St. Mungo's Recovery College Hall where we wrapped over 160 presents specifically for Look Ahead, Alone in London, Night Stop, Key Worth Hostel and Wren Road Hostel.
Sponsors of the Midtown Business Club's Football Tournament
Farebrother joined businesses from across London Midtown to play in the Midtown Business Club's Summer Football Tournament in August to support for local children's charity Coram Fields. 16 teams entered from a range of local businesses from law firms to accountants. Urban Fitness (Chancery Lane) were worthy winners with Collyer Bristow lifting the plate trophy. The tournament helped raise vital funds for the upkeep of the park and services which support local children and young people.
LandAid 10km Run
Farebrother entered a team into the LandAid 10km Run in June raising money to help to end youth homelessness.
Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off
Judging was taken very seriously for the Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off in May. Fiona Crowley was the worthy winner with her delicious Union Jack cake.