London,
28
February
2020
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10:45
Europe/London

CBRE raises more than £1 million in two years for charity partner Action for Children

Global real estate agent CBRE has announced that it has raised over £1 million over a two-year period for its charity partner Action for Children, a UK charity committed to helping vulnerable children, young people and their families. There is still a year remaining before the end of the partnership.

The £1 million raised includes corporate donations, significant Pro Bono support and employee fundraising. This has helped to fund six specialist transition workers in locations across the UK to provide practical and emotional support to young people leaving foster care transitioning to independent living. 268 members of staff have volunteered a total of 1,300 hours in support of a variety of events and activities, with numerous fundraising activities carried out at an individual, team and national level. CBRE has also supported Action for Children on six pro-bono projects with a value of over £100,000.

Carol Iddon, Deputy Chief Executive for Action for Children, said: “The success of our partnership with CBRE over the past two years has been nothing short of incredible. Their investment has not only allowed us to introduce specialist support for vulnerable children, young people and carers but also to think outside the box, be innovative and explore new ways of working. This work, and this funding, will make a real, meaningful difference to the lives of those young people in care so often deprived of the safe and happy childhood that all children should be able to enjoy.”

Ciaran Bird, Divisional President, Advisory Services, CBRE UK & Ireland
This has been a huge team effort across CBRE. The team has consistently stepped up to get involved with an astonishing range of fundraising and awareness initiatives. Reaching our target of £1million in just two years demonstrates our commitment to our partnership, and I look forward to another hugely successful year of raising and contributing much needed funds for Action for Children.
Ciaran Bird, Divisional President, Advisory Services, CBRE UK & Ireland