Property community comes together to raise bumper funds for charity

Nottingham charity music event, Hot Property, has once again proved a huge hit, with more than 800 attendees raising significant funds for local charity Television Workshop.

Nottingham Hot Property saw teams of colleagues and solo performers from across the city’s property and construction industry put on a quality live show at PRZYM.

The Day of the Dead-themed event saw performers belting out an array of crowd-pleasing hits, from Duran Duran’s Rio and the Backstreet Boys’ Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), to The Ketchup Song and the theme from Ghostbusters.

Since kicking off in 2004, Hot Property has involved more than 100 people taking to the stage, raising in excess of £343,000 for local children’s charities and helping to create a positive change in many youngsters’ lives.

Max Kwan, a Hot Property trustee and one of the organisers of the popular event, said: “Once again, the Nottingham property and construction industry has surpassed itself in how committed it has been to making this event a success. From the performers on stage to the support team that have helped make the night as spectacular as it is, it was a first-class show, made even better by a capacity crowd.

“The funds raised will make a huge difference to Television Workshop, and we couldn’t be prouder of the support we’ve been able to give the charity.”

Television Workshop is a BAFTA award-winning drama group and TV casting resource with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, looking for the individuality of each student.

A registered charity since 2012, the group trains young people between the ages of seven and 21 in all aspects of performance for television, radio, film and stage. Operating on a talent-first basis, the group keeps its fees low and offers bursary places to those kids that are unable to meet the fees to ensure no one is turned away.

Alison Rashley, creative director at The Television Workshop, said: “What an incredible event to be a part of. We are so impressed by the organisation and hard work that goes into making the show so professional and to perform alongside everyone was a true highlight of the evening.

“We are blown away by the money raised and cannot thank everyone enough. The difference it will make to the Workshop students, especially during such tough economic times, is incredible. Support like this means we can continue to champion local talent and give young people the tools for success.”

The event wouldn’t be possible without its generous support from local firms. The sponsors for this year’s event include Pagabo and Pulse Consult as headline sponsors as well as Pick Everard, Shakespeare Martineau, Overbury, CPMG, Samclo, Inspired Villages, Selcon, Chord Consult and Atkins Realis. Joining these are: PR agency Cartwright Communications, design agency RizkMcCayTribe, and the event’s media partner

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