Ambassador of the Month #14 – Birmingham, Bristol and London SleepOut Ambassadors

This month, LandAid would love to recognise each Ambassador who joined us during our LandAid SleepOut series in Birmingham, Bristol and London in February.


We’d like to thank our Ambassadors for their fantastic efforts throughout the SleepOut series, from press coverage, registration and clean-up. They also braved one cold night under the stars to support our mission to end youth homelessness.


We are pleased to announce our Ambassadors this month are:




Michelle Adams (Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP), Hannah Badger (Knight Frank). Stephen Brandsma (Gleeson Recruitment Group), Owen Dutton (Eversheds Sunderland (International) LLP), Chris Rowe (Knight Frank), Tom Clayton (Paragon BC), Tim Jones (St Modwen), Emma Price (St Modwen Properties), Adelle Rhule Martin (Avison Young), Jonathon Vickers (Pinsent Masons) & Andrew Hawkins (Sterling Property Ventures).




Paul Arthur (Paragon BC), Natasha Carney (Padamanor Investments), Sarah Gunn (TFT), Freddie Palmer (Social Communication), Lindsay Iles (Osborne Clarke), Charlotte Guest (Osborne Clarke), Kate Francis (Willmot Dixon) & Lucy Piper (Andrew Corporate Client Services).




Katy Blake (Carter Jonas), Rebekah Donaldson (Allsop LLP), Haydn Evans (The Arch Co), Suzanne Field (LaSalle), Alex Harrington-Griffin (TrustedLand), Will Higgins (Knight Frank), Ciaran McGivney (Allsop LLP), Natasha Norris (Frogmore), Alexandra Randall (LaSalle Investment Management), Adam Sherlock (Logicor Europe Ltd), Oliver Turney (Allsop LLP), Anjni Varsani (Tower Eight Ltd), Tori Watling (Logicor Watling Ltd), Ben Pusey (Tower Eight Ltd), Jas Patti (Tower Eight Ltd), Minty Brown (Fiera Capital), Charlotte Hopkinson (Grainger PLC), Rob Nobel (SRA), Richard Barrett (Schofield Sweeney), Tom Hodgson (Pudney Shuttleworth), David Cowgill (Schofield Sweeney), Robert Selwyn (Town Centre Securities PLC), Will Smithies (Bowman Riley), Alex Holliday (Heron Foods), Rachel Vickers (Lambert Smith Hampton), Rebekah Donaldson (Allsop LLP), Liam Ridley (BNP Paribas Real Estate), Nicola Cox (JLL), Nick Salkfield (Fox Lloyd Jones) & Daniel Walker (Gent Visick).


As a representative of all our fantastic Ambassadors who took part in the SleepOut series, we asked Stephen Brandsma of Gleeson Recruitment Group, who was a part of our Birmingham SleepOut, a few questions about his time so far as a LandAid Ambassador.


Why did you get involved in the LandAid Ambassador programme?


I believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to get their life back on track and, for some, this opportunity doesn’t present itself. LandAid has enabled me to utilize the knowledge and resources gained in my profession and give back to the local community. I believe that homelessness is one of the consequences of some of the challenges that I have faced personally in earlier life; I want to help those who do not have access to the support that I did.


What’s been your proudest moment/achievement as an Ambassador?


During the LandAid Sleepout, I was lucky enough to be interviewed on national television by ITV News Central. I am not usually someone who enjoys presentations, and certainly not the type of person to voluntarily be on camera, but it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. It was a very special moment for me when I saw how excited my 6-year-old daughter got when she saw her Dad on TV.


If you’d like to tell us about something you’ve done which you think qualifies you as our Ambassador of the Month, or you’d like to nominate another Ambassador for the accolade, then email Natalie Aminoff and let her know.