Incredibly generous estate agency donates £1m to charity

Arun Estates, formed of estate agents Cubitt & West, Douglas Allen, Pittis, and Wards, have donated £1m to children’s charity, Barnardo’s to help support vulnerable children in their local area.

Cubitt & West, Douglas Allen, Pittis, and Wards have been supporting their respective communities for years, and in response to the cost-of-living crisis, the estate agencies took on the challenge to raise £1m to provide support to those who need it most at this time.

Since September, the Southeast’s local high street estate agents have been donating £100 for every property valuation they attend, and they have just completed their 10,000th valuation in just three months, raising a rather impressive amazing £1m.

The donation made on behalf of their customers has been given to Barnardo’s children’s charity.

The team in Deal

Working with Barnardo’s, Cubitt & West, Douglas Allen, Pittis, and Wards’ donation have already started helping vulnerable children in the local area in the Southeast, with food vouchers, clothing and supplying electrical appliances to those who are in need.

Group MD, Aldo Sotgiu, said: “In times of financial crisis charities often suffer the most so we chose to help in the best way we could. Donating such a huge amount with the help and support of our colleagues and customers is a great feeling, we just hope other people in more fortunate positions can do the same in the coming months.”

The partnership between Barnardo’s and Cubitt & West, Douglas Allen, Pittis, and Wards is set to change the lives of thousands of vulnerable young people across the Southeast.

Barnardo’s regional director for the Southeast, Emma Bowman, commented: “We are so impressed with the commitment and dedication shown by estate agents, Cubitt & West, Douglas Allen, Pittis, and Wards who have reached the 1 million mark, enabling us to offer vital support to families across the South East. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all colleagues involved because this was no mean feat and it really will make a difference to those who are being affected by the cost-of-living crisis which is driving more families into poverty.”

The team in Cliftonville


The team in Tonbridge


The team in Tunbridge Wells



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  1. Simon Bradbury

    “Generous” ?!!!

    This really is an INCREDIBLE effort – well done to all concerned!

  2. EGIL

    This is amazing and has made me feel warmer inside on this very cold morning.

    I tip my hat to Arun Estates and all the estate agents involved.


  3. Charlie Lamdin

    Incredible achievement and donation. Congratulations to all involved. Imagine what the industry as a whole would be capable of, especially if the larger corporations took a similar approach.

  4. Eastlondonsales

    As I’m fortunate enough to work for this company it really is a fabulous and amazing donation and we are pleased to help as many people who during this time of financial hardship really need everyone’s help large or small, It’s just makes you feel you are actually giving back. Merry Christmas


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