The Livingroom Foundation

Waves of support for a good cause

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

At Livingroom our commitment to our island communities has been central to our entire ethos. We know how much difference philanthropy can make, especially in smaller communities like our islands.

That’s one of the reasons we have set up The Livingroom Foundation, which aspires to make a meaningful impact through using Livingroom’s expertise, alongside fundraising.

 

Our latest charity pledge is to an effort that’s close to our hearts. Paul Gosling will be taking part in the Try a Tri Guernsey Paradise Island Swim – which covers a challenging 5k route from Guernsey to Herm.

Paul is swimming in memory of a good friend who sadly passed away aged just 44 from cancer in 2020; Jodie was the Deputy Chief Librarian at the Guille Allès Library and, in her memory, a brand-new area at the library will be named in her honour.

We believe, as Jodie did so passionately, in lifelong learning for islanders and the power of creativity, and the new area will be focused on exactly this.

Livingroom has donated £2,000 to help Paul meet his target of £5,000 and we’re thrilled to contribute to such a brilliant initiative by supporting islanders doing great things to help the community.

Paul said: “When I moved to Guernsey in 1998, I had a chronic fear of the sea. But in 2020 I took up sea swimming and embraced the freedom of being in the water. I wanted to do the Paradise Island Swim to challenge myself physically and mentally, and the opportunity to raise money in the memory of a friend is extra incentive.

“I am delighted, humbled and very thankful to Livingroom estate agents who have chosen to sponsor me in this journey.”

The swim takes place on 1 August and the whole Livingroom team is wishing Paul, and everyone else who is taking part, the very best of luck!

You can support Paul’s fundraising efforts on his JustGiving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hermswim2021?utm_term=KXnXJAVaV  

WHAT IS THE LIVINGROOM FOUNDATION?


The impact that businesses can make with their charitable activity can be especially pronounced in small, close-knit 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 vibrant and caring island homes. On behalf of our vendors, and in their name, we have made a charitable donation for every home sold to a local charity or community initiative since 2006. So far, we’ve contributed in helping raise over £1,000,000 for local causes, and know we’ve made a real difference.

In 2021, we celebrate 15 years of Livingroom and have now formalised our philanthropic beliefs and actions by launching The Livingroom Foundation, a non-profit Channel Island charitable foundation.

By using our team skill set of Channel Island networking, design, marketing and promotion, The Livingroom Foundation will work towards raising island-specific funds which will be distributed in the island of their origination. Jersey property sales will benefit Jersey charities and vice versa for Guernsey. Where a charity or beneficial organisation operates as a pan-island entity, both islands will contribute.

We look forward to making an even greater difference in the Channel Islands.

The Livingroom Foundation is a Guernsey Registered Charity/Non-Profit Organisation (NPO)

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