Our monthly charity prize draw kicked off in January, where a Sorbon Estates tenant was chosen at random and empowered to nominate a charity to receive a donation of £2,500 from the Shanly Foundation.
The first winner of the charity prize draw was Wilkinson Estates situated in High Street, Maidenhead, who nominated the Brett Foundation as the lucky recipient of the first cash prize. The Brett Foundation is a local Maidenhead charity that supports families moving into properties after they've been homeless.
Family-run estate agency Wilkinson Estates has a longstanding relationship with the Brett Foundation, having previously supported the charity in awareness and fund-raising campaigns including the conversion of a bus into a homeless shelter.
"From Shanly Homes to Sorbon Estates to the Shanly Foundation, everything we do at the Shanly Group is underpinned by our desire to support and grow local communities, and the Brett Foundation is exactly the sort of good cause we like to support. We can't wait to find out how our donation will help progress the foundation's work". Tamra Booth, Operations Director, Shanly Group
"We have seen first-hand the impact that the Brett Foundation can have on those who have fallen on hard times in Maidenhead, so when we found out that we'd won Shanly's prize draw, for us it was a natural choice. We feel privileged to be able to support our local community and are grateful to the Shanly Foundation for allowing us to make this donation." Matthew Wilkinson, Wilkinson Estates
"This donation is so important to us. It can go towards feeding the homeless from our centre and help keep the shelter bus on the road, meaning we can offer a safe place for the homeless to sleep. It is so amazing that we have the support of the Shanly Foundation and Wilkinson Estates, as we couldn't do any of the work we do without the support of the community and local businesses." Sue Brett, Brett Foundation