We purposefully do not choose just one specific charity to support, instead favouring to help and support as many different initiatives as possible. However there are three charities that we continually pledge our support to: Agents Giving, Brent Food Bank and Ashford Place.
We are delighted to have been named Agents Giving Fundraising Champions between 2013–2015 and are immensely proud that our Director of Lettings, Spencer Lawrence has recently been invited to sit on the board for Agents Giving.
Brent Food Bank is our local food bank. We don’t think it is right that there are people living in our community without enough food so we do everything we can to help Brent Food Bank collect essential goods.
Ashford Place is a charity providing help, food and services to homeless people, and each Christmas season, members of the Paramount team volunteer by cooking meals or helping out at the centre in Cricklewood.
To support charities responsibly, ethically and productively, we focus on helping them in several ways by: giving our time; providing our office space; donating money, fundraising and offering our skills.
Time and awareness
Ashford Place, Brent Food Bank
Anthony Nolan Trust: In 2016 we organised a 5-a-side charity football match to raise money and awareness for Gesher Primary school – a new school established to cater for autistic children and those with special needs.
Santa’s Grotto, Wrap Up London, Brent Food Bank Donations, Beckford Primary School summer fair.
Agents Giving Day: £2,000 raised
Down’s Syndrome Association: £11,000 raised
SANDS charity: £300 raised
The Winch: £1000 (with more to follow)
Macmillan Coffee morning: over £200 in donations for coffee from our Paramount TukTuk
Centre Point Youth Homeless Charity: Over £3,900 raised by taking part in November 2016’s Sleepout
Big Issue Foundation: over £2300
Comic Relief: £400
With lots of fellow small businesses in the area, we ensure we use local suppliers whenever possible –whether that’s the local printers for marketing material, a boutique chocolate shop gifts for new customers or independent restaurants for team-building events.