In addition to our own local communities, Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings believe in helping causes and encouraging support for charitable causes across Britain.
In April 2017, Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings conceived of an original idea to galvanise other estate agents across the country, and encourage charitable donations from hundreds of fellow professionals. The idea was simple and effective, and culminated in raising over £1,200 for a wide range of local, regional, and national charities.
After securing the essential support of Rightmove and Relocation Agent Network (RAN), and their excellent marketing and IT resources, RAN colleagues were simply invited to donate £1 for every sales valuation, tenant, landlord valuation and buyer referral, made between June 22nd and July 31st, throughout the network. This incredibly simple idea raised the profile of numerous charities, including Help for Heroes, Cancer Research UK, Children’s Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, Macmillan, and Beyond Autism, as well as raising over £1,200. It also raised the profiles of Relocation Agent Network members in their local communities throughout the country.
This is what Richard Tucker, Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network said of the project on July 31st…
‘Simon Bradbury Director of Thomas Morris is a long standing member of Relocation Agent Network (RAN) and our National Advisory Council. As a network of estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales, Relocation Agent Network members refer home buyers and sellers to one another. Should a customer plan to relocate to another area of the country, their local Network member agent can recommend that the member in the destination location assist in their move - we call these recommendations, member to member Network Referrals. RAN has been hosting Referral Focus days since March; the aim being to focus our members on and to promote; our relocation referral service. Simon came to us in April with the fantastic idea of using the RAN Referral Focus Day initiative as a way of creating a charity fund raising campaign for the Agents Giving day held on June 22nd 2017.
We were very energised by Simon’s idea and our marketing team worked with Simon to create our RAN charity campaign. Relocation Agent Network launched its #RelocationAcrosstheNation fundraising event on 22nd June, to raise money for Agents Giving by harnessing the membership’s Referral Network activity. Between 22nd June and 31st July 2017, participating members donated £1 to Agents Giving, each time they either sent or received a customer referral. Our target was to raise £1,000 and I’m delighted to say this figure was achieved on 28th July. The campaign ends today and I’m glad to report that funds are still coming in. So a huge thanks to Simon for his brilliant idea in the first place, his technical and promotional support and his boundless enthusiasm which helped make the campaign a success. Together with Simon, my team and through the harnessing of the generosity and the goodwill of our Relocation Agent Network colleagues we have made a valuable contribution to this important Charity…’