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Local charity organisation goes the distance!

James Pendleton’s Live to Give team have taken on a diverse variety of charity challenges over the past months, from a remarkably snowy Spring pub quiz to a scaled-up version of family board game classic Operation held outside the estate agents’ Wandsworth Common office at the recent Bellevue Fair.  On the first weekend of September a team of ten cyclists braved the rain to take on the infamous London to Windsor cycle ride.

The Live to Give team in full regalia at the London to Windsor bike ride!

The Live to Give team in full regalia at the London to Windsor bike ride!

The South West London independent estate agents run a dedicated programme of charity events each year on behalf of three significant local causes: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Trinity Hospice and Action for Children.  The organising team meets regularly to plan locally focused ways of raising awareness and vital funds and LivetoGive events are consistently a rousing success.

The route, which covers some stunning scenery between the Capital and another town with royal connections, is a well-known challenge in cycling circles and the team trained hard in the weeks before the event for a ride far longer than the average commute. With cycling ever more popular in London and beyond, the team have taken on two rides this year with a ride from London to Brighton in June proving a great success; see our earlier post for a great photo of the team outside James Pendleton Estate Agents’ Wandsworth Common on Bellevue Road.

The London to Windsor ride started well as the team headed from the Estate Agents’ Clapham South office on to the official start point six miles away.  This was followed by a gentle and scenic ride down the Thames tow-path through a landscape growing ever more green. Once in the countryside the weather took a turn for the worse, with even a much needed pit stop not doing enough to buy time and avoid the rain.

The torrents divided the team somewhat with an intrepid few braving the torrents and inevitably getting soaked whilst a savvy few stayed behind until the weather cleared!  All were eventually reunited and pushed on throughout the afternoon with no dropouts or injuries. Spirits were by no means as damp as clothes excitement mounted with the finish line in sight and the ride ended with a sprint as the riders in front competed for the fastest time in the group!

Lee, Sonja, Andrew, Rachel, Alice, Moe, David, Chris, James, Mark and Giles took on a tough challenge and did tremendously well in the name of charity. James Pendleton team and its charity committee did extremely well in organising this event, with special thanks extended to Kelly, the main co-ordinator.

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.

LivetoGive awarded charity accolade from Trinity Hospice

LivetoGive's Trinity Hospice Star Award

LivetoGive’s Trinity Hospice Star Award

The LivetoGive charity organisation is renowned for its original and successful fundraising events, which in 2012 have included two extreme endurance challenges, a long distance cycle challenge and numerous vibrant local events.  On 6th December 2012 the tables were turned as LivetoGive were invited to a stellar ceremony hosted by one of its four charities.

The Trinity Hospice Star Ball is a spectacular annual celebration of the South West London charity’s fundraising community.  Held in the plush Planit venue in Embankment, the evening’s entertainment included a giant human sized snow globe, a lively disco and a hotly contested charity auction.

The highlight of the night for the LivetoGive team came at the annual Star Awards ceremony, where the organisation’s fundraising efforts were rewarded with the Best Charity Partnership with a Local Business’ Award.  With a diverse and successful 2012 behind them the LivetoGive team have high hopes for next year and look forward to a wonderful future with Trinity and its other charity partners.

To find out more about LivetoGive’s 2012 successes, visit livetogive.org.uk or make a donation via the team’s Justgiving page.

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/