Andrews presents cheque to youth homelessness charity

By Ben Carey on 14 February, 2019


Property company Andrews has presented a local charity with a cheque for £5,000 following a successful Christmas fundraising campaign.

Andrews asked its clients to decide which organisation should benefit from its fundraising activities and local cause 1625 Independent People (1625ip) was chosen as the worthy recipient.

As a keen supporter of causes in the communities in which it operates, Andrews launched the ‘Jolly Good Christmas’ campaign in December which allowed any customer booking either a valuation or mortgage appointment the opportunity to vote for one of three charities.

Those three charities were 1625ip which tackles youth homelessness in the South West, CAYSH which has a similar mission focused on the South London area and Carers Worldwide which provides support to carers in low and middle-income countries around the world.

1625ip received 54% of the vote and Group Chief Executive of Andrews Property Group, David Westgate, recently visited the organisation to present them with their cheque. 

He said, “Andrews is a business built on a firm foundation of ‘giving back’ and as a result we’re fortunate to regularly engage with a number of incredible charities.  This past Christmas we were keen to give a little more and decided to focus our campaign on those organisations with whom we already work, so that the £5,000 donation became a valuable additional contribution to their funds.

“All of the organisations that we chose are important to Andrews, but 1625ip holds a particularly special place in our hearts as it was our first partner in the delivery of our establish programme that supports young, vulnerable, people with their housing needs.  I don’t doubt that they’ll put this additional donation to great use.”

Speaking on behalf of 1625ip, Jamie Gill, the organisation’s Partnership Director, said, “The relationship that we’ve built with Andrews in recent years is very important, but certainly isn’t something that we take for granted.  To, therefore, receive additional financial support from the team there is fantastic and will help us to continue our important work here in Bristol and across the wider region.”