Arbon Trust raises £66,573 after successful sleepout

Over 100 agents and industry suppliers braved the wind and rain to take part in Centrepoint's Big Sleep Out on 21 November 2019 at the Olympic Park in London to raise money for homeless young people.

The Arbon Trust donated the entrance fee for participants and provided some additional funding as the Propertymark Great Agent Sleepout went on to raise over £66,573 for Centrepoint.

Participants had spent weeks raising money which would go on to provide accommodation and training for homeless people aged 16 to 25. The assembled group, which included fundraisers from other organisations such as Deutsche Bank, Aksia, Barratt London and Selfridges, were inspired by hearing real-life experiences shared by speakers before bedding down on the cold, rough ground.

The Arbon Trust found it a huge privilege to be part of The Great Agent Sleepout in aid of Centrepoint. To be part of an event where a hundred members came together to raise money for young people in their time of need was very special.

I remember laying there between 3am and 4am on what was a very wet November night, but far from the coldest night of the year, and thinking how horrendous it is for the 100,000 young people who have to deal with sleeping rough each night. At the same time, I thought how proud I was that Propertymark and The Arbon Trust were part of the 1,000 people taking part that night.

Martyn Baum Arbon Trust
It’s absolutely overwhelming to have this many people from our industry come together on a freezing cold night in November to raise money for such a fantastic cause! The money raised will provide vital safety and security to vulnerable young people in our country, so it’s been fantastic to have such a large turnout.
Lauren Scott NAEA Propertymark
We all take our safe, warm, comfortable beds for granted so raising money for an organisation that provides direct support, allowing us to provide rooms, vital basics and training is worth all of the discomfort that we are feeling tonight. It’s a tragedy that so many young people are homeless, but the money we've raised will go towards efforts to eradicate homelessness in the UK.
Phil Keddie ARLA Propertymark
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About Centrepoint

Centrepoint is the UK's leading youth homelessness charity. They provide practical on-the-ground support to homeless people age 16–25, focusing on providing them with a safe place to stay and the building blocks for an independent life.

 

Thank you to everyone that took part

We would like to give a special mention to Brian Dempsey, Past President at Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) in Ireland and estate agent at DNG, for capturing these images of the evening.

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Propertymark Arbon Trust

Arbon Trust is the charitable arm of Propertymark set up to help members, their families and Propertymark staff.

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