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BRENDA Raises Record £46k for Children’s Charities

Commercial property consultants in Birmingham have raised more than £46k for charity, raiding the single biggest amount raised in the events 15-year history.

2019’s BRENDAs had a sold-out audience of 380 influential people from Birmingham’s property sector to help raise funds to disadvantaged young people across the West Midlands.

This years event was hosted by Jilly Cosgrove, of Barques Design; Lucy Hansell, of Estilo Interiors; Rupert Young, of Nurton Developments; and Simon Marks, of Arcadis.

Chairman of Property for Kids, Jilly Cosgrove, said: “The BRENDAs is one of the most anticipated and well-supported events in Birmingham and raises much-needed funds for fantastic charities across the region. There are a great many organisations that strive hard to help children with physical or mental difficulties or who simply have had few opportunities in their lives and Property for Kids is hugely proud to support them. If ever there was a community that worked together for the betterment of others, then the property industry in Birmingham is up there with the best.”

Staged at the Macdonalds Burlington Hotel, this year’s theme was based on James Corden’s carpool karaoke, where participants sang popular hits by Queen, Neil Diamond and more.

Since it’s inception in the 1980s, organisers Property for Kids has used the BRENDAs to raise more than £250,000 to support local good causes.

Winners included: Richard Sidaway, of Lambert Smith Hampton; Fleetmilne; Emma Atkins, of Pulse Consult; Lydia Ellis, of Avison Young; Hannah Floyd, of Sylter; David Smeeton, of Cushman & Wakefield; Tim Blairs, of Altringham Developments; Alison Hill and Ruth Philips, of Shakespeare Martineau; Martin Guest, of CBRE; and Melanie Booth, of Kier Property.

Featured Image:(l-r) Ed Gamble, ACRE Capital Real Estate; Lucy Hansell, Estilo Interiors; Rupert Young, Nurton Developments; Simon Marks, Arcadis; and Jilly Cosgrove, Barques Design.

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