Local estate agent Reeds Rains in Stretford has raised £2,500 for Agents Giving at a recent raffle at its annual corporate event.

Agents Giving is a charity set up for lettings agents, estate agents and suppliers to the industry to help raise money for great causes.

According to a recent survey carried out by Agents Giving, lettings and estate agents raised more than £13 million last year for good causes, which is a tremendous platform they are building on.

Ahead of the Reeds Rains event, tickets were sold up and down the high street, to local people and clients, as well as the Reeds Rains agents.

The raffle prizes were donated by local retailers and included champagne and luxury hampers, as well as meals at local restaurants.

Nick Bower, regional director at Reeds Rains, said: “It’s a real boost for our business to get behind Agents Giving and get involved together as a team, with everyone having fun and raising vital funds for charity at the same time.

“I am proud to say that, even in this particularly busy market, my colleagues are able to give up their time to raise money for the very worthy causes that Agents Giving supports.

“We started to get involved with the charity about a year ago, and our participation has snowballed since then, ranging from marathons to iron man competitions and even placing our agents in the stocks on the high street, with passers-by paying to give it their best shot.

“Luckily they were only pelted with sponges!”

Peter Knight, chairman of Agents Giving, said: “This is such a simple idea, but effective – coupling Reeds Rains roadshow events with other activities, right at the heart of the community.

“The support we have received from Reeds Rains over the last year, getting involved in all sorts of activities, is just what we need.”

If you would like to find out how Reeds Rains can help you buy or sell your property then visit the Stretford branch at 139 Barton Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8DN, or call 0161 865 1567 or email stretford@reedsrains.co.uk for more information. Calls may be recorded for training and/or monitoring purposes.