Thanks to the 2018 Property Marketing Awards (PMA), one vital bed space has been donated to our Pledge150 campaign – in partnership with LandAid – which aims to deliver at least 150 bed spaces for young homeless people.

The PMA is a not-for-profit event organised by the Chartered Surveyors’ Company which celebrates and encourages innovative and creative marketing campaigns in UK real estate.

This year, organisers kindly donated £15,000 to our Pledge150 campaign, with the cheque presented at this year’s award ceremony hosted by broadcaster Sophie Raworth, in front of a 200 strong audience.

The awards have been running for more than 25 years and each year, the livery company distribute proceeds from their awards through the livery’s Charitable Trust, giving help and support to make a difference to those who are less fortunate, with an emphasis on improving education and promoting the key skills of property professionals.

Every year, at least 86,000 young people in the UK experience homelessness. ‘Homelessness’ doesn’t just mean rough sleeping, indeed for the vast majority of young people it includes all those having to live with friends on sofas or floors, or living in overcrowded and unsafe accommodation. This fantastic donation from the Property Marketing Awards is enough to provide a bed space for at least 8 years offering safe, secure accommodation for a whole bunch of young people. Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone involved in the Awards!
We are very pleased to be able to support the RICS Pledge 150 campaign. A heartfelt thanks to all our generous industry sponsors and talented and enthusiastic entrants who have made it possible.

Pledge150 | Get involved

Gain information on the RICS Pledge150 campaign – including the tools available to get you started fundraising - from brochures and posters along with suggestions of fundraising activities including details of our Pledge150 events.

Ways to donate

As part of the RICS Pledge150 campaign, those working in the built environment may also be given the opportunity to provide pro bono property advice to local charities supporting disadvantaged young people, families and communities, including those experiencing homelessness.

Donate now

Or donate via text by texting RICS12 followed by £3, £5 or £10 to 70070.

Comments (1)

  1. The view from RICS

    This sizeable donation from the Property Marketing Awards will make a great difference to a young person’s life. In our 150th year, we were determined to really make a difference in the UK. Homelessness is a growing problem, but a problem that has a solution. What’s more, our industry can help provide the answers.

    Our Royal Charter means we have a responsibility to act in the public interest and we look to use that as a force for good. Since our Pledge150 launch, many property firms across the UK have come on board with the campaign, planning Pledge150 fundraising events, donating and even offering their services pro-bono.

    Matthew Howell

    Matthew Howell, RICS Managing Director for UK & Ireland 29 June at 11:12AM

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