First of all, I can’t thank our customers enough for because they have bought, sold or let a property through us and have made this possible.
This year we have managed to raise and contribute around £15,000 towards local charities and events that help our communities and the people within them.
Here are a few of the projects we have helped. At the end I’ll share some more exciting news about our Fife schools swim and triathlon programme for 2020.
#GIN21 – The event was the idea of a former Madras College, St Andrews pupil to raise awareness of the need for mental health honesty and support, after several pupils tragically took their own lives. Hosted by Eden Gin and ‘The Blackfish’ from Game of Thrones (Clive Russell) at the Old Course hotel it was a superb event. Some photos on the day: https://www.facebook.com/pg/chriswallardphotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1165810963567002
#GIG21 – A charity concert to raise money and awareness for young men’s mental health whilst simultaneously supporting those who have been affected by suicide. https://www.facebook.com/events/younger-hall/gig21/1379327615537638/
Sponsorship of the 1st North East Fife Schools Give It a Tri Event – over 550 P6/P7 pupils from 17 North East Fife primary schools had an active morning of running, swimming and cycling in the region’s first triathlon taster day. The event was at Cupar Leisure Centre, thanks to a partnership between Triathlons Scotland, Active Schools and Fife Properties. https://www.fifeleisure.org.uk/news/north-east-fife-pupils-try-out-triathlon/
Contribution to Kingdom Off Road Motor Cycle Club – A registered charity that provides access to equipment and off-road riding for young people from the disadvantaged areas; its main objective being to contribute to safer communities by reducing the current anti-social and illegal use of off-road motorcycles. I’ll let comedian Russell Howard and David Paton tell you more: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialRussellHoward/videos/1877130825764357/UzpfSTIzMjYzMTI3MzU0NTMyOToxODQ5MDgxODk1MjMzNTg0/
Main sponsorship of the Annual Fife Properties Lochore Triathlon Festival. – Now one of the biggest events in Scotland in the Triathlon Calendar with over 500 entrants. 200 Sprint Triathlon, 200 Standard Triathlon and most important over 100 Tristars (young children) which we want to grow and encourage more children to take part. https://www.triathlonscotland.org/event/lochore/
Chariots of Fire Beach Race got an extra special stocking filler this morning (25th December 2019) – When we stepped in to top up the total raised for their charity from this year’s race and ensured the sum comes to the AMAZING total of £10,000!!! https://www.facebook.com/ChariotsofFireBeachRace/
Became a sponsor of Enigma Gymnastics. One of the only clubs in Scotland to have a fully inclusive policy for young people with all abilities to take part in gymnastics: http://www.enigmagymnasticsclub.co.uk/
Sponsors of the University of St Andrews Spring Triathlon and Autumn Duathlon. The students involved in Triathlon run these 2 events to raise money for local charities every year: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UStATriathlon/about/?ref=page_internal
Sponsors of the 2 youth events (Family beach Event and Painting Competition) at the Largo Arts Festival https://www.largoartsweek.com/
Sponsors of Leven Runfest. The event was Leven’s first major running event with hundreds of people taking part in the inaugural Leven Runfest, either by running the 5k or 10k events or supporting the competitors. https://www.brag.co.uk/leven-runfest-2019/
Sponsors of Silverburn Music Festival which raises money for Silverburn Trust https://www.silverburnpark.co.uk/home
Finally we managed to raise over £2,500 for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. This was a really personal cause for me which evolved to a wider audience when I realised how many of us have lost so many loved ones to these illnesses. https://vlm19.everydayhero.com/uk/in-memory-of-a-dear-friend
So, 2020 brings an exciting year as we have committed to 8 projects so far:
In conjunction for Triathlon Scotland and Fife Leisure Trust we are going to sponsor the next wave of P6/P7 North East Fife Primary Schools in a triathlon taster session plus we are rolling this out to all the Primary Schools in the Levenmouth Area. This will ensure around 1,000 P6/P7 pupils in 2020 get to try Triathlon for the first time. I firmly believe that sport is an excellent way to get young people active in body and more importantly in mind. Giving them a boost in confidence and well being and showing them not to be afraid and if they set their mind to it they could accomplish a lot more than they think.
Main sponsors for the St Andrews Spring and Autumn Duathlon.
Main sponsors for Scotland’s biggest Triathlon event. The Lochore Triathlon Festival and the further sponsorship of the Lochore Off Road Triathlon in August.
Sponsoring Enigma Gymnastics
Sponsoring Leven RunFest so we can get even more people running.
I’ll be climbing the Highest Peak in Europe (over 5,600m) Mount Elbrus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Elbrus to raise money for Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club.
Working with several partners to bring a major cycling event to Fife
And one of the most exciting projects. We are currently running a pilot program with Fife Leisure Trust and Parkhill Primary to see if we can re-establish the project that will make sure every Fife Primary school pupil can swim to a certain standard before they go to Secondary School.
All this is possible because of people like yourself that chose to use our services and the more people that do the more we can do in future.
We are by no means a big company but I personally feel that we should continue to reinvest in our communities when we can so thank you for your continued support and please tell as many people about us as possible.
Word of mouth is the best and most cost effective method of advertising our business and services.
Jim Parker – Managing Director