It’s been quite a year for Rachel Bell; from passing on the chairman’s baton after a tremendous tenure at Women in Property, to winning Property Personality of the Year at the Insider South West Awards. Rachel has been recognised throughout 2018 for her contribution to the property and construction industries, and that looks set to continue firmly into next year.
Last month, Rachel joined the South West Regional Board at LandAid, the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK. They bring together businesses and individuals from across the industry to support charities delivering life-changing projects for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness.
As a charitable trust, LandAid award grants to exceptional charities in the UK who are working to tackle youth homelessness. Grants are invested in capital projects which provide much-needed homes for young people. The charity also provides free professional property expertise and know-how to their charity partners through a successful pro bono programme.
Rachel will be bringing to the board her rich experience from chairing Women in Property, which saw her direct over 100 events and grow membership by 29%, a far-reaching network that spans the industry and region, and 18 years working on architectural projects.
I was motivated to join the board to help support LandAid in its efforts to reduce youth homelesseness. LandAid is a property lead charity which supports those who do not have a safe home, and their work is not just limited to those who are currently living on the streets. I was astonished to learn that 89000 young people will be affected by this issue in 2018. This is projected to increase to over 100,000 next year. LandAid are already helping a significant number of young people, and I look forward to joining up with their efforts to #endyouthhomelessness in the South West.
Rachel has already assumed her role and met with the board to discuss a 2019 programme of events, with details soon to be released – watch this space!
This Christmas, Stride Treglown are supporting LandAid and their Christmas Card Alternative campaign – more about that here
Read more about LandAid here: https://www.landaid.org