Comic Relief 2013

‘Soak the Agent’ returned for Comic Relief!

Come rain or shine or even snow (knowing the British weather), Sewell & Gardner are committed to raising money for charity and this year was no different.

On Friday 15th March at 3:30pm, the Sewell & Gardner stocks got ready to hold in place, all the willing victims prepared to get a soaking for Comic Relief! On the corner of the High Street in Rickmansworth we set up our stocks and had Liam Byrne & Charlotte White from Sales, Emily Outrim from New Homes and Reagan Bradley & Jon Jackson-Bass from Lettings preparing themselves for a full on soaking whilst restrained in the stocks! The rest of Sales & Lettings helped by drumming up the public to part with their hard earned cash, all in the name of charity!

Doing something funny for money

Comic Relief 2013

The public were more then willing to part with their cash by either paying 50p in order to throw a soaking wet sponge or pay £5 to throw a full to the brim with cold water bucket at one of the Sewell & Gardner team! Although the British weather lived up to its name and the heavens opened, it didn’t stop anyone from participating! Which is what is always great about the British public, always willing to join in and help out a good cause.


Doing something funny for money. Comic Relief 2013

We managed to raise on a very, very wet day (not just due to the rain!) £251.36 for Comic Relief. It seem a majority of the money raised was just to see our Director Alex Sewell getting a soaking, donations had come in requesting him to be soaked, and members of the team were happy to oblige.


Alex Sewell getting soaked!

This is the 25th year in which Comic Relief has graced our screens hoping once again to raise huge sums for vulnerable young people in the UK, as well as providing aid and necessary health care for children in Africa. So far Comic Relief have raised £75,107,851, so please don’t forget, you can still help & donate to Comic Relief by clicking on the link:


A very wet Sewell & Gardner Team raising money for Comic Relief

Comic Relief work tirelessly to support some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world and strive towards world free from poverty. Their aim is to bring about real and lasting change by tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice, rather than simply treating the symptoms. After all these years, the one thing they know is that when you give people the chance to live their lives with dignity, they invariably grab it with both hands.

So, to drive this change, Comic Relief award grants to incredible projects on the ground that work to give people a leg up, not a hand out. Comic Relief go beyond giving grants, and use their brand and influence to do all sorts of other work that moves them closer to their ambition.

Don’t forget the difference Comic Relief have made:

Click on this link to view the Comic Relief video:

  • 15,786

UK project. We’ve funded 15,786 projects across the UK since Comic Relief began in 1985, supporting people living incredibly tough lives all around the country.

  • 600,000

People have accessed health services. Comic Relief supporters helped more than 600,000 people gain access to basic health care between August 2010 and July 2011.

  • 1,275,000

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets distributed. Between August 2010 and July 2011, money raised by Comic Relief supporters has distributed almost 1,275,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets to families in Africa.

  • 118

Projects tackling sexually exploited and trafficked young people. Since 2005 we’ve funded 118 projects that help sexually exploited and trafficked young people, and reduce the harm caused by the abuse they’ve faced.

  • 1,500,000

People with improved attitudes towards mental health. In 2012, 1,500,000 people had improved attitudes towards mental health as a result of the Time to Change campaign.

  • 52,000

People have accessed clean water. Money raised by Comic Relief supporters between August 2010 and July 2011 has provided access to clean water for almost 52,000 people living in slums.

  • 1,000,000

Desperate voices heard. Comic Relief cash helped to launch, and has continued to support The National Domestic Violence Helpline in the UK, which has received over 1 million calls since it began in 2003.

  • 91,388

People have accessed credit and savings schemes. Projects across our international programmes have enabled at least 91,388 people to access credit and savings schemes between August 2010 and July 2011.

  • 164,000

Children received an education. Between August 2010 and July 2011, money raised by Comic Relief supporters has given almost 164,000 children around the world the chance to go to school.

If you missed out on viewing Comic Relief on Friday 15th March on BBC1, click on the following link to watch the best bits of Comic Relief 2013:


Katie Sutcliffe