CBRE selects Shelter as its first UK charity partner

13 February 2015

Consulting firm CBRE has selected housing and homelessness charity Shelter as its first charity partner in the UK. The firm has signed a two-year partnership under which it will donate money and its employees’ time as well as organise fundraising events in order to help the charity reach more than a thousand additional families.

Shelter is an in 1966 launched charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in England and Scotland. The charity helps people in housing need by providing advice and practical assistance and tackles the root causes of bad housing by lobbying government and local authorities new for laws and policies to improve the lives of these people.

As part of its ‘building a better future’ responsible business plan, commercial property and real estate services consulting firm CBRE has decided to partner up with the charity after an extensive selection process. “We’re thrilled to welcome this new partnership with CBRE, and hugely grateful to their staff for choosing us as their first UK-wide charity partner. Every penny raised will help us to support, even more, families facing bad housing and homelessness, and make sure that nobody has to fight this on their own,” comments Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of Shelter.

CBRE choses Shelter as UK charity partner

Over the course of the two-year partnership, CBRE has committed £250,000 to Shelter, donations that will ensure that the charity’s family homelessness service will be able to reach more than 1,300 additional UK families and providing them with “a place to call home”. In addition to this, CBRE will encourage its employees to donate their time to selected volunteering projects, while supporting fundraising events. With these events, the firm aims at raising an additional £250,000 for Shelter.

Commenting on the partnership, Ciaran Bird, UK Managing Director of CBRE says: “We are very excited to launch our new partnership with Shelter, our chosen UK charity partner. This gives us a chance to make a difference to over 1,300 families around the UK who will benefit from Shelter’s advice and support, building on our successful corporate responsibility programme. We look forward to developing our partnership with Shelter, a charity that makes such a vital contribution to communities across the UK.”


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Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

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