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A successful cycle ride for the LivetoGive team

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As fundraising teams go, James Pendleton Estate Agents’ South West London charity organisation LivetoGive is certainly active.  Since winning Trinity Hospice’s Best Charity Partnership with a Local Business award in December the team has plans aplenty in the pipeline and has organised a number of exciting events and initiatives in 2013 that you can discover here.

The latest of these was the long anticipated London to Brighton cycle ride, which saw ten representatives take to the streets on two wheels in the name of charity and raised a phenomenal £1657!  As ever, the team was fundraising for three causes with very strong local and company bonds: Action for Children, Trinity Hospice and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.  These three charities hold very great importance for this Estate Agents’ South West London team and LivetoGive has proactive links with all three: the charity organisation holds regular meetings with all three with fundraising innovation in mind.

Sunday’s 54 mile journey passed through James Pendleton Estate Agent’s South West London base, leading through Clapham, Tooting and Wandsworth on its way to the M25 before breaking out into open countryside on the way to East Sussex’s most famous destination, sometimes known as ‘London-By-The-Sea’.  The route includes some formidable hill climbs as well as many spectacular views and in LivetoGive’s prior experience of the ride there is no greater feeling than catching a first glimpse of the sea at the end of a day’s cycling!

The team are glad to report no injuries and a relatively incident free cycle.  Differing levels of training and ability meant a staggered finish for the ten but all were delighted to spot heart shaped James Pendleton balloons scattered through the crowd, one of which made it to the finish line on the back of a tandem ridden by two Blues Brothers!  As the photos show the team had a fantastic time and as the fundraising totals show they were amply supported by friends, family and well-wishers!  The team send their thanks to all who donated; if you’d like to contribute just pay a visit to LivetoGive’s JustGiving page.

To find out more about the latest and upcoming LivetoGive initiatives keep checking James Pendleton’s homepage: this Estate Agents in South West London posts regular news and updates on their charity organisation’s activities.  Alternatively visit the LivetoGive website.

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A fundraising success at the LivetoGive 2013 Pub Quiz

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Wandsworth Town’s Royal Standard pub was on 27th March home to 2013’s LivetoGive Pub Quiz.  Organised by Wandsworth Estate Agents James Pendleton the quiz regularly brings in great support from locals and local businesses alike and is a much loved part of the LivetoGive fundraising calendar.

Along with several rounds of tricky general knowledge questions, this year’s quiz also comprised two special rounds: one specialising in events from the last decade and a ‘fun round’ on James Pendleton, both of which were included to mark the Wandsworth Estate Agents’ ten year anniversary. Quizzers were also treated to pizza supplied by Olivia Pizza on Wandsworth Bridge Road, a prize packed raffle and fun ‘Heads or Tails’ contest added to festivities.

The stupendous array of raffle prizes on offer was very kindly donated by local businesses, with Solicitors Emin Read providing a special contribution of £100 in cash to the winning team.  Other prize donors were:

 

Everyone who donated or took part made a great contribution to a very successful evening and the event raised an incredible total of £600 to be split between LivetoGive’s three charities.  The charity organisation’s administrative team of Wandsworth Estate Agents could not be more grateful for the kindness and generosity of all who attended and donated via JustGiving.

You can see more photos from the event on James Pendleton Estate Agents’ South West London Facebook page.

Jeans for Genes day – the James Pendleton team show their support!

The James Pendleton team are kitted out in (smart) casuals today in honour of Jeans for Genes day and in support of our charity organisation, LivetoGive.  Each of our seven offices has replaced black suits for blue jeans and power dressing for pedal pushers, all in the name of charity!

£1 of every £3 donated will go directly to LivetoGive’s four charities, while the rest will support children’s medical research.  Look out for our team today on the road and in the office and don’t forget to take a look around the LivetoGive website for updates on our current and upcoming fundraiser events, our fantastic Halloween party is just around the corner and promises some incredible prizes!

 

Fundraising in Style: James Pendleton's Clapham Common office dressed for the occasion

Fundraising in Style: James Pendleton’s Clapham Common office dressed for the occasion

Wandsworth Pub Quiz raises money for local charities

The teams get ready for a thrilling round of general knowledge!

James Pendleton’s ‘Live to Give’ charity organisation has since 2010 raised nearly  three thousand five hundred pounds for three local charities; Trinity Hospice, Action for Children and Perthes Association.  After a successful 2011 pub quiz which raised ­­just over five hundred and fifty pounds, the ‘Live to Give’ team again headed to the wonderful Alma in Wandsworth Town for round two!

The event kicked off with the James Pendleton bake-off; members of the ‘Live to Give’ team festooned several tables with imaginatively decorated cupcakes in every colour imaginable.

As the teams arrived, the ‘Live to Give’ fundraisers busily sold cupcakes, raffle tickets and entries into the ‘Guess the Sweets in the Jar’ competition.  At 7:30, the quizmaster made a grand appearance in caveman attire, ready to put a wild spin on the evening with his (faux) leopard skin, Scary Spice hairdo and Captain Caveman themed bonus questions.

An atmosphere of intense concentration but good cheer came over the room as the questions were read out, with teams from James Pendleton Estate Agents, Coreco group, Action for Children, Trinity Hospice and other local organisations pitted against each other in a battle of wits and knowledge.

With the answers in and the scores totalled up, the winning team and recipients of the ‘LivetoGive’ prize winners’ trophy and Easter hamper were announced-Well done ‘Dickie’s Dodgy Dealers’ !

Congratulations are also in order to Kelly, deserving winner of the ‘LivetoGive’ bake off with her stupendous cupcakes, and to Mélanie, David, Darren and David, winners of the five fantastic raffle prizes!

In all, the ‘LivetoGive’ Pub Quiz; Round Two raised an incredible six hundred and twenty pounds for the three chosen charities!  Bring on Round Three!

If you are interested in finding out more about ‘Live To Give’ and the charities it supports, please go to www. livetogive.org.uk

You can also donate to Trinity Hospice, Action for Children and Perthes Association via justgiving.com/teams/jamespendleton/