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Five Property Leaders share why being a Foundation Partner is good for business

Tom Ah-Thew | 23.08.18

For the first time, LandAid has reached 80 Foundation Partners – our highest number ever!

These companies form the bedrock of everything we do at LandAid and enable us to support incredible projects helping young people at risk of homelessness in the UK.

By partnering with LandAid, these companies have seen clear benefits to their organisation. Here, five industry leaders explain what being a LandAid Foundation Partner means to their business.

Get in touch with Tom Ah-Thew, Corporate Partnerships Manager, to find out how you can become a Foundation Partner.

Craig McWilliam, Chief Executive of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

"Being a Foundation Partner is much more than making an annual corporate donation, at Grosvenor, staff support LandAid at all levels. We’re proud to have seven LandAid Ambassadors, who work to raise awareness and vital funds to help end youth homelessness. One of our Executive Directors, Jorge Mendonça, is a dedicated member of the LandAid Fundraising Committee and has been the highest individual fundraiser at the LandAid 10K for the past two years. Having taken part in the SleepOut in March, I can vouch that supporting LandAid is always a memorable and rewarding experience!”

Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive of Mace

“Supporting LandAid has provided our employees with incredible opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people. By pledging our professional expertise to LandAid’s Free Property Advice Programme, we have supported charities including St Paul’s Hostel, Birmingham YMCA and Toynbee Hall. Mace is also proud to Sponsor a Home with LandAid, helping Action Homeless create 25 new bed spaces for people who have been street homeless. We see supporting LandAid as an important part of our culture and a truly rewarding way of making a positive impact on the communities we work in.”

Alistair Elliot, Senior Partner & Group Chairman of Knight Frank

“As a Foundation Partner our employees have the opportunity to truly make an impact. For LandAid Day 2017, Knight Frank employees throughout the UK organised fundraising events raising over £36,000 and this year 15 colleagues took part in LandAid’s first ever SleepOut! Being a Foundation Partner provides colleagues with a sense of purpose, connectivity and focus to a core part of Knight Frank’s charitable giving. ”

Tim Roberts, Head of Offices at British Land

"British Land is proud to be a long term supporter of LandAid and involved in LandAid’s Free Property Advice Programme for several years. After hosting this year’s Free Property Advice breakfast we were able to bring the industry together to discuss ways in which we can harness the industry’s expertise to make life changing impact for young people. We’re proud to have provided free advice to LandAid’s major capita project, LandAid House, which will give safe, warm accommodations to young homeless Londoners for generations to come.”

Brian Bickell, Chief Executive at Shaftesbury

"Shaftesbury is delighted to back LandAid’s Sponsor a Home campaign, which has supported YMCA North Tyneside’s conversion of six empty flats into nine studio apartments for young people who’ve been homeless. This has helped young people like Alex, who was homeless but is now living in his own flat with his girlfriend and working for a construction company. It’s great to be able share this exciting news and show the inspiring long-term impact of LandAid’s fundraising.” 

To find out how you can partner with LandAid, please get in touch with Tom Ah-Thew, Corporate Partnership Manager.