The Wards estate agent will donate £100 to charity for every property valuation he takes part in this autumn

The charity is really starting at home this fall, thanks to donations from a Kent-based estate agent.

Wards, which is part of Arun Estates, currently donates £100 for every property appraisal it takes part in, hoping to raise £1million for charity.

The wards are raising £1million for vulnerable children in the local community this autumn. Photo: neighborhoods

The group are already halfway to their £1million target, having raised just over £503,000 so far.

The money raised will be used to help vulnerable children in the local community.

According to a statement from Arun Estates, a quarter of families in the South East are considered vulnerable and could potentially go without food and heating this winter.

By donating £100 for every valuation it attends, whether or not the owner decides to sell with Wards, the company aims to support community programs and help those most affected by the cost of living crisis .

Group Managing Director Aldo Sotgiu is committed to giving back to the community.  Photo: neighborhoods
Group Managing Director Aldo Sotgiu is committed to giving back to the community. Photo: neighborhoods

Group Chief Executive Aldo Sotgiu said: “It is a real privilege to be able to give back to our communities, especially to vulnerable children who desperately need help at critical times in their lives. We can only achieve this with the immense support of our customers.

“A big thank you to everyone who helped raise such an incredible amount of money in such a short time. With your help and support, all the hard work is worth it.

Arun Estates has already raised over £20,000 earlier this year for its charity partner, Children’s Trust.

This year the company also donated £50,000 to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal through the Rooney Foundation, the charitable trust set up by group chairman Paul Rooney and his wife Clare.

If you would like to have your home appraised and help raise money for a good cause, click here.

The Wards Children’s Awards also returned this year, supported by the KM Group, to recognize the efforts and achievements of brave children, their families and the charities and people who support them.

This year the ceremony was hosted by Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins.