You might think an estate agency’s sole purpose is to sell and let property. However, at Prospect we work in real estate because we are passionate about our local area. Because of this, we created the Prospect Foundation.
The Prospect Foundation is the arm of the business which exists purely to give back to the local community, supporting schools, charities and other initiatives. We are proud to have been involved in school fetes, donating selling fees to schools, and donating to and promoting charity events. We even sponsored triplets competing in a triathlon for Team GB (both a sporting feat and a tongue-twister!)
In particular, we work closely with locally-built charity Wokingham in Need which has paved the way in helping the vulnerable in Wokingham.
Why do we do this? Because the areas where our branches are based are more than just workplaces. For many of us, including owners Colin Wells and James May, this is where we have grown up, built our lives and raised families. Nurturing the area we call home is close to our hearts - it is as much a part of the Prospect brand as property is.
In affluent areas like Wokingham, it is often easy to forget that people who are vulnerable and in need of help live there too.
Luckily, local resident Sue Jackson founded Wokingham in Need (WIN) four years ago to help anyone and everyone in need in the Wokingham area.
Young or old, suffering mentally or struggling financially, no group is excluded from WIN’s support. Prospect are humbled to be involved with WIN’s wide-ranging projects, from building a sensory garden for adults with learning disabilities at the Acorn Centre in Woosehill, equipping the Salvation Army on Surges Road with new facilities, creating a homeless drop-in centre, and with much more on the horizon!
We look forward to continuing our collaboration in pursuit of our mutual aim to provide assistance to those in need and build a thriving local community. But don’t let it stop with us – you can help support this exceptional local charity too:
Community is about feeling supported and at times of hardship it is a comfort to know that local initiatives like DrugFAM are there.
DrugFAM is a charity providing assistance to families, friends and partners impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse – including in instances of bereavement.
Prospect is assisting DrugFAM through Wokingham in Need (WIN), and has donated £10,000 towards putting on plays and awareness workshops in schools and colleges to highlight the effects of drug abuse.
Prospect has always been a huge part of the local community. Our owners, Colin Wells and James May, were raised locally, as were most of our staff, so the local communities are extremely important to us!
If you're thinking of selling your home in Berkshire, Surrey or Hampshire, sell with Prospect and we'll give £250 of our selling fee back to your child's school or a local school of your choice!
Prospect is proud to show its support for worthy causes. Through Prospect Foundation, we sponsor local schools and community groups but we also show our support for many local charitable groups.