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Our property team are paying it forward during lockdown

Posted by Lotty Reeves on 29th May 2020

As we continue working from home, our Commercial Property team have volunteered their spare time over the next week of lockdown to give a little back to our community.

Starting from 1 June, the team will be using the time and money they’ve saved avoiding the daily commute to do something worthwhile.

During such uncertain times, people need to work together and the team at Endeavour want to encourage all of our followers to pay these very simple gestures forward and try to set off a chain of positive things. If anyone is inspired by what we do to give back themselves please tag us!

For anyone who doesn’t have the time but might want to donate some of the money they are saving from commuting to a good cause, please consider our nominated charity of 2020, The Russ Devereux Headlight Project. This is a fantastic Teesside organisation who would be grateful to receive donations however small during this time.

Small things can make a big difference.

Day 1

Alexandra Ketchley has started our week of giving back by donating the cost of her commute to and from work for June to the Headlight project. Whether you usually drive to work or use public transport, donating your savings is a great way to support charities whilst working from home.

After reading the Mental Health Foundation’s guide to random acts of kindness guide, Alexandra carried out her first by reaching out to a friend struggling with loneliness whilst living alone during a lockdown. It’s vital to support each other to maintain a positive outlook during this very strange time and small gestures such as these can make an enormous difference to someone’s life.

Day 2

Day 2 of our teams week of giving back. Lindsey Carter and Josh Atkinson have collected preloved items to donate to local charities when they reopen.

As our landfills overflow and we live in a “throwaway” culture, the objects we no longer want or need such as books and clothes could mean a lot to someone else. Josh plans on giving his items to Epilepsy Outlook, a charity based in Hartlepool.

Lindsey has topped up our fundraising amount by making a donation to our charity of 2020, the Headlight Project.

Day 3

The weather hasn’t stopped our team from their week of giving back to the community today! Carly Cornell, who was joined by her family, enjoyed a stroll down Redcar beach whilst also managing to collect a full bag of rubbish!

Day 4

Our penultimate day of giving back, Partner Gareth Jones donated a month’s worth of commuting money to the Headlight Project.

Head of Department, Simon Wake  made a donated to the Trussell Trust, a nationwide network of food banks providing emergency food to the most in need across the UK.

Simon commented, ” I find it shocking, and difficult to understand, that in a rich society like ours there can be people who do not have enough to eat and are forced to rely on food banks. When we decided as a team that we were going to pay it forward this week, it was an obvious choice for me to donate to the Trussell Trust, who do so much to meet that need.”

Day 5
Who doesn’t love the occasional slice of cake? One of our Senior Associates, Natalie Kay baked and hand-delivered (following social distancing of course)some cakes to her  local NHS service, the Willowdene Care Home in Sedgefield.
Day 6

Partner, Jamie Brown,  made a £50 donating to the Headlight project, money he’s saved from having DIY haircuts at home during the lockdown. Jamie has also been providing free legal support to various local charities and small enterprise on the Covid Regulations worth more than £4000.

They have a week of small ways of giving back planned including baking for NHS workers, donating to local food banks and litter picking. Watch this space for updates!

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