The impact that businesses can make with their charitable activity can be especially pronounced in communities like the Channel Islands. For us at Livingroom philanthropy has always been a key part of our ethos and a crucial means of supporting our island homes.
Now that Livingroom is the first pan-Channel Island residential estate agent with an experienced team of 26, we are even more convinced in the belief that we can, and should, be giving something back.
We’re proud to operate in the islands and want to make a difference to the lives of our fellow residents. On behalf of our vendors, and in their name, we make a donation for every home sold to a local charity or community initiative.
As of 2019, we have decided to focus the charitable support where our teams pick three charities in each island that vendors can choose from when we complete a sale. At the end of the year we will present each charity with a total donation from Livingroom’s vendors.
Livingroom supports worthy causes throughout the Channel Islands and this forms a key part of our identity. The sense of community in the Channel Islands is without question something to be exceptionally proud of.
Simon is a co-founder of Guernsey charity YPG (Young People Guernsey) which was formed to identify and respond to the needs of young people in the Bailiwick.
YPG worked in partnership with Barnardo’s and commissioned them to establish The HUB - an information, advice and guidance centre in St. Peter Port for young people aged 11-16 years – which is now thriving. The partnership has been an important and significant development for young people in Guernsey. YPG has now developed further and has become ‘The Youth Commission’, working across both Guernsey and Alderney to deliver the highest quality provision for young people across our islands.
The evolution has ensured that more young people have access to shape and engage with positive activities that support their personal and social development.
Livingroom has helped The HUB through fundraising and charitable donations from property sales.